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.
The University of Notre Dame is sending nine students abroad to address pressing global development challenges through research as part of a grant with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), managed by the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD).
What We Do
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.
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.
Recently, monitoring and evaluation director Juan Carlos Guzman and members from the Rapid Feedback MERL consortium traveled to India to evaluate the potential to design an evaluation to provide answers to what works best for The TB Health Action Learning Initiative (THALI) project funded by USAID.
Education & Training
Recently, John Pinter (center), a well-known local and national consultant and Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) mentor, traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to participate in a reverse exchange with YLAI Fellow Germán Santillan Ugarte (right) of Oaxacanita Chocolate.
Recently, program manager Tom Purekal (center, in gingham) traveled to the Gulu region of Uganda to participate in the grand opening and official handover of a new solar microgrid installation and information communication technology (ICT) center at the Pope John Paul II College.