The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road initiative, known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and has attracted close attention from all over the world. The five major goals of the BRI are: policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds.
The International Master of Public Administration in the Belt and Road Initiative (IMPA-BRI) program is under the "Belt and Road" Talent Development Program, offered at Tsinghua University, guided by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), hosted by International Cooperation Center (ICC) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Tanoto Foundation.
The IMPA-BRI program is a one-year English-taught Master's Degree program delivered by the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM), Tsinghua University. Developed out of SPPM's IMPA program, the IMPA-BRI program is particularly designed to expand the scope of cooperation and exchange between countries participating in the BRI and to train promising talents for the BRI countries. Featuring a curriculum that combines course studies, field research and thesis writing, the program aims to help participants gain a better understanding of China's development experiences and of the BRI, develop their analytical capability for public policy, and build leadership skills necessary for public-sector professionals.