All about: McCourt Policy in Practice

The following is a Q&A with McCourt Policy in Practice. Contact their organization at with any questions about MPiP.

Tell us about your student group.

McCourt Policy in Practice (MPiP) provides its members with the opportunity to partner with local communities and nonprofit organizations in developing countries to use rigorous policy tools in designing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable, evidence-based development projects that address identified needs.

What are some things your group is planning for this year?

During the 2016–2017 academic year, MPiP will continue its work on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. In Cabarete, the team will work with the DREAM Project to conduct an evaluation of its Montessori early childhood education program. MPiP will also begin a new project in Puerto Plata with our long-time engineering partner, the ERM Foundation, among other organizations to assess the economic value of environmental damage from untreated sewage discharge.

MPiP service auction
Students bidding at the McCourt Policy in Practice (MPIP) service auction

Students should join if they want to… engage in an ongoing policy-learning experience in international development.

Students should join if they are interested in…

  • International development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Water & sanitation

Who can come to your events? Are any of your activities members-only?

Everyone is welcome to attend MPiP events! However, only members are allowed to participate in our projects and trips abroad.

How can students join?

In order to join MPiP, please complete the following steps by September 9, 2016 at 11:59pm:

Step 1: Access and fill out our online application form at this link.

Step 2: Send your resume to 

Who should students contact if they have any questions?

For more information about MPiP and our ongoing projects, please contact us at

What’s the best way for students to learn about upcoming events?

For more information, please click here to visit our website and here to watch a short video of our 2016 spring trip.  You can also visit and like our Facebook page to stay informed on upcoming events.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at