Pardee Global Human Progress Initiative Blog Posts

The Pardee Initiative is pleased to support a weekly blog by Pardee RAND Graduate School students, faculty, and alumni who write on topics of international development and global human progress.

Pardee Initiative Blog Posts

  • Climate Change, Uncertainty Cast Clouds on Malawi's Food Policies

    May 20, 2014

    Tobi A. Oluwatola

    Malawi has the highest per capita maize consumption in Africa, but it may need to consider alternatives, taking into greater consideration weather, climate change and water needs, writes Pardee RAND student Tobi Oluwatola (cohort '12) for the Pardee Global Human Progress Initiative.

  • In South Africa, Hard Choices on Housing

    May 7, 2014

    Julia Pollak

    South Africans go to the polls today, marking 20 years since apartheid ended and the country's first democratic elections brought the African National Congress (ANC) to power. But while much has changed, writes Pardee RAND student Julia Pollak (cohort '12), many challenges remain, including the developing nation's dire need for housing.

  • Maternal Deaths: Turning the Tide in a Nigerian State

    Apr 16, 2014

    Adeyemi Okunogbe

    Bold and innovative approaches are being developed in different parts of the African continent in the quest to reduce maternal mortality, writes Pardee RAND student Yemi Okunogbe (cohort '13) in this inaugural blog for the Pardee Global Human Progress Initiative. A noteworthy example of these innovative approaches is the Abiye Safe Motherhood program in Ondo State, Nigeria.