The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) — an integral part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame — combines the existing world-class teaching and research faculty of Notre Dame with a dedicated staff of experienced international development professionals, administrators, and researchers in order to address global poverty and inequality through policy, practice, and partnership.
NDIGD cuts across academic fields to produce multidisciplinary knowledge on complex development challenges in areas related to:
- Effective States and Development
- Business in Development
- Global Health
NDIGD seeks to work creatively and collaboratively with colleague faculty, researchers, and students at the Keough School of Global Affairs, and across the University of Notre Dame, in building a reputation for excellence on each of these themes. Additionally, we maximize our impact through partnership with government agencies, non-governmental agencies, humanitarian organizations, foundations, individual donors, and private corporations in the U.S. and overseas.
The University of Notre Dame, in keeping with its reputation as a premier Catholic university, brings to this enterprise an overarching commitment to the common good, infused with ethical values and grounded in respect for diverse cultures, religions, and political systems.
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