Global Development Research
Through efforts like the Pardee Initiative, Pardee RAND students and RAND researchers conduct extensive work and write about global human development efforts in more than 75 countries around the world. The International Development Speaker Series also provides students with direct connections to leading development practitioners and researchers.
Student-Faculty Research Collaborations
Through project-based research, 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