International Research Efforts

Through the Pardee Initiative, students at Pardee RAND and researchers at RAND have worked on numerous international research efforts to improve the global human condition. Learn more about our projects by clicking on the descriptions below.

Current Projects

  • World Bank staff share their definitions of "A Good Job"

    Pardee Initiative Contributes to S4YE, Solutions for Youth Employment

    Through the Pardee Initiative, students and faculty are working with alum David Robalino, director of the Labor Markets and Youth team with the Social Protection unit of the World Bank, on S4YE, a collaboration looking at issues of youth unemployment in developing nations and worldwide.

Completed Efforts

  • Traditional Grains stakeholder meeting

    Bringing Traditional Grains Back to the African Dinner Table

    Dec 2, 2016

    Although they are more nutritious and well-adapted to Africa's agro-ecological conditions, traditional grains have been losing market share to new grains—especially maize, rice and wheat. A joint initiative of Pardee RAND and the African Centre for Economic Transformation explored ways to bring sorghum and millet back to the dinner table, including a series of Superfoods cooking contests.

  • Food-Energy-Water Index Aids Understanding of Human Development

    Apr 25, 2016

    The interactive Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index allows those interested in improving development to understand the dominant sources of insecurity in a nation and identify cases where many sources of insecurity are interrelated.