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

Establishing a framework for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in southern México

Usaid John Nida Buenos Aires Mexico

I had looked forward to the research portion of the MSGH program since the day I was accepted into the program. After waiting for an eternity, approximately 9 months, it was finally here and I was overwhelmed with excitement to be traveling down to Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico! I have been very fortunate to travel all over the world and explore new, unfamiliar cultures and lands. I had been to Mexico several times, but only as a tourist. However, this time I was going as a researcher. I was immersed into the culture and worked alongside real people that face real threats from emerging diseases and socioeconomic instability. Ever since I fell in love with the Spanish language/culture, I have always wanted to apply my skills and knowledge to work alongside the Latino community, abroad and domestically.…

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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

Researching mHealth in Uganda

Katie Anderson spent two months in Uganda using mobile phones to gather data on palliative care. The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) wanted to gather more data in order to aid advocacy.

Education & Training

First Fellow from class of 2016 departs, arrives in Uganda!

As the academic year comes to a close at Notre Dame, our class of 2016 Fellows are busy making travel preparations for their fellowship programs abroad.

Applied Innovation

Establishing a framework for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in southern México

John Nida reflects on the research portion of his MSGH program and how friendships formed at a gym he joined, enabled him to gather essential data and learn much more about the true process of research.

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