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 has received $128 million in research funding for fiscal year 2016 — the second highest in its history. In fiscal year 2015, the University’s research funding was its highest of all time, reaching $133 million.
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.
Danice Brown traveled to Tanzania as part of a baseline study of a project implemented by Project Concern International. The goal is to help Masai cattle herders determine the best migration patterns for their livestock during dry seasons.
Education & Training
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.