Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program
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Program at a Glance

1992 – 2014

Alumni | 254
Countries | 50
Universities | 91


2013 – 2014

Advisers | 8
Countries | 6
Universities | 7


What is EMDAP?

EMDAP is a unique opportunity for students and recent graduates to contribute to emerging market business development by using their knowledge of business management practices to identify business solutions in diverse situations.

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Who should apply?

MBA/MA students and graduates of International Development/Relations program who have the desire to work on a USAID project for one year abroad in a developing country.

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Where is it?

Placements are made where USAID is present in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Eurasia.

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What is included?

EMDAP Advisers are awarded a grant that covers: monthly living expenses, housing, language training, transportation, health insurance and one round-trip airfare from the US to the host country.

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News & Events

  • The 2014-15 EMDAP application cycle has ended. Please continue to monitor our website for future updates and announcements.


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Participant Stories
  • EMDAP - Ethiopia

    I was able to offer insights on policy issues that may very well have gone overlooked had I not been there.

  • EMDAP - Mexico

    My EMDAP experience enabled me to learn about the microfinance industry in Mexico, work as part of a management team, and ...

  • EMDAP - Philippines

    I am more than just a member of a village bank. I am a valued businesswomen, teacher/trainer, and friend to my ...

  • EMDAP - Jordan

    My experience enabled me to look at and evaluate some of the constraints that face Small-to-Medium Enterprise ...

  • EMDAP - Armenia

    My host organization essentially was not functioning at all when I started working there and now its one of the most active ...


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