Who We Are

The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) 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

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Tiyani Majoko

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Tiyani Majoko

Tiyani Majoko, an attorney from South Africa and participant in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, discusses scaling up her business, learning to depend on others, and what surprised her about the American business community.

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Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Xolani Ndlovu

Video: Fellow Final Thoughts, Xolani Ndlovu

Xolani Ndlovu, a financial market specialist from Zimbabwe and participant in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, discusses growing in his "Three E's" (education, exposure, and experience) and working across borders to create "a future that our children and future generations can be proud of." 

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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

Final Round of Data Collection for Clean Cookstoves for Health Project

Monitoring and evaluation specialist Lila Khatiwada (right) recently visited the Apac District of Uganda to evaluate the impact of clean cookstoves. Khatiwada's visit marked the final round of data collection for this project. Data collection has been carried out in the same households for the past three years.

Education & Training

USAID Fellow Paulina Luna in Huancayo, Peru

2017 USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow Paulina Luna (center) uses Photovoice, a community-based participatory research method that allows participants to capture their experiences through photography, with a local family in Huancayo, Peru as part of her research.

Applied Innovation

RightsCA Team in El Salvador

Notre Dame doctoral candidate Lucía Tiscornia (left), Professor Michael Coppedge (second from left), and NDIGD Program Director Tom Hare (third from left) recently opened a regional learning exchange on human rights and democracy in El Salvador as part of the Regional Project on Human Rights and Democracy (RightsCA).

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