Who We Are

The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development promotes human development and dignity among people worldwide through applied innovations, impact evaluation, education, and training that help build just and equitable societies. It is an integral part of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs.

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Latest News

Fellow Follow-Up: Rania Ibrahim

Fellow Follow-Up: Rania Ibrahim

Before the summer of 2016, Dr. Rania Ibrahim, a Notre Dame Mandela Washington Fellow from Ethiopia, and Dr. Olubunmi Okanlami ’08 EMBA, then a critical care pediatrician with Memorial Hospital of South Bend, were strangers separated by an ocean. Neither one could have anticipated the high-impact professional relationship that would blossom during the six-week business and entrepreneurship-based program.

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What We Do

Impact Evaluation

Through its Impact Evaluation division, NDIGD is able to respond to the current demand for accountability and results in international development projects. The division provides monitoring and evaluation design plans and services that are suitable for a broad range of projects, locations, and populations.

Education & Training

NDIGD works with faculty to develop interdisciplinary approaches to education and training programs related to global development needs. Programs include fellowship and research opportunities for Notre Dame graduate and undergraduate students, and collaborative institutes that host international students, entrepreneurs, and leaders at the University.

Applied Innovation

The Applied Innovation division supports multidisciplinary research for integral human development. NDIGD bridges the gap between cutting-edge Notre Dame research and human needs in developing countries by leveraging faculty and staff expertise across disciplines to advance innovative solutions to complex problems.

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Highlights

Impact Evaluation

Assessing the Effectiveness, Impact, and Sustainability of Local Initiatives to Improve Climate Change Resilience in Mozambique

NDIGD is working with a German institution, Adelphi, and ND-GAIN on a study comparing communities that enact pre-disaster preparedness and post-disaster resilience to communities without such plans in Mozambique.

Education & Training

Notre Dame, Balkh University faculty meet for the first time

Several Notre Dame faculty traveled to India to meet with faculty from Balkh University in Afghanistan.

Applied Innovation

ICT centers delivered to the field in South Africa

Following the expansion of The CE3 Project into South Africa, several ICT centers were delivered to the field in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The centers will provide reliable internet connection to locations where it was not previously available. 

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