Global Development Research
Implementing solutions for global socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation is a daunting challenge. Through the Pardee Initiative as well as RAND International, students and RAND researchers conduct extensive work in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America. They explore global human development efforts like youth unemployment, migration, the effects of climate change on developing countries, and improving governance.
Student-Faculty Research Collaborations
Through project-based research and other experiential learning opportunities, students work with faculty mentors to obtain professional skills and tacit knowledge that courses alone cannot convey. Here are a few recent projects and their resulting research.
Dozens of faculty, students, and alumni are working together on a range of global development issues affecting Africa and Asia, including resource scarcity, youth unemployment, and food insecurity. The Initiative has also encouraged and promoted student bloggers.Learn more
Michele Abbott (cohort '14), professor Deborah Cohen, and alum Julius Gatune ('01) worked closely for more than a year on the Pardee Initiative's Traditional Grains project, sponsoring a cooking contest to promote the use of drought-tolerant, nutritious, and native millet and sorghum in Uganda.Learn more
Zhimin Mao (cohort '11), Shira Efron ('11) and Michele Abbott ('14) worked with professors David Groves ('01) and Henry Willis to develop an interactive data index that lets users explore the dominant sources of insecurity in a nation and identify cases where many sources of insecurity are interrelated.Learn more
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