Government & Implementers

Dr. Rajiv Shah, former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks at NDIGD's Global Impact Forum on October 30, 2014.

Dr. Rajiv Shah, former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks at NDIGD's Global Impact Forum on October 30, 2014.

NDIGD partners with government agencies and international development implementers to link development theory and practice. We work to bring the strong research and teaching of the University to bear on global development challenges. NDIGD provides monitoring and evaluation services, training and education programs, and cutting-edge technological and social innovations for the development sector. 

We place a high value on co-creation, using faculty expertise to complement the work of development practitioners. With a focus on evidence-based theories of change and impact-oriented programming, NDIGD bridges the divide between theory and practice.

Examples

USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships
U.S. Agency for International Development

  • Notre Dame graduate students conduct research with local partners in developing countries
  • fellowships are two to twelve months long

Clean Water for Health in Ghana
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

  • three-year impact evaluation
  • MCC worked with the Republic of Ghana to provide clean water through a variety of methods

Reducing Child Labor in Nepal
U.S. Department of Labor

  • 40% of Nepal’s population between the ages of 5 and 17 is engaged in child labor
  • NDIGD is evaluation the impact of UNICEF's programs for children