Highlights

Field Notes: What's in a water test?

Impact Evaluation

Field Notes: What's in a water test?

When evaluating the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)'s water project, NDIGD's Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists traveled throughout five regions of Ghana to test water samples and interview local populations.

RightsCA Team in El Salvador

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).

USAID Fellow Paulina Luna in Huancayo, Peru

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.

Final Round of Data Collection for Clean Cookstoves for Health Project

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.

John Pinter Visits Mexico on YLAI Reverse Exchange

Education & Training

John Pinter Visits Mexico on YLAI Reverse Exchange

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.

New ICT Center Unveiled in Uganda

Applied Innovation

New ICT Center Unveiled in Uganda

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.

Notre Dame, Balkh University faculty meet for the first time

Education & Training

Notre Dame, Balkh University faculty meet for the first time

Several Notre Dame faculty traveled to India to meet with faculty from Balkh University in Afghanistan.

Rapid Feedback MERL in India

Impact Evaluation

Rapid Feedback MERL in India

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.

Notre Dame on Capitol Hill

Education & Training

Notre Dame on Capitol Hill

Recently, representatives from several Indiana colleges and universities, including Melissa Paulsen and John Pinter (left) representing the University of Notre Dame, visited Capitol Hill.

Assessing the Effectiveness, Impact, and Sustainability of Local Initiatives to Improve Climate Change Resilience in Mozambique

Impact Evaluation

Assessing the Effectiveness, Impact, and Sustainability of Local Initiatives to Improve Climate Change Resilience in Mozambique

NDIGD is working with a German institution, Adelphi, and ND-GAIN on a study comparing communities that enact pre-disaster preparedness and post-disaster resilience to communities without such plans in Mozambique.

Connecting peace research, action, and education in Colombia

Education & Training

Connecting peace research, action, and education in Colombia

As a part of her dissertation research, USAID Fellow Angela Lederach summarizes her learnings from the first annual International Forum on Peace Studies in Colombia.

Notre Dame - IBM Research: Understanding students' emotions in online courses

Education & Training

Notre Dame - IBM Research: Understanding students' emotions in online courses

John Dillon co-presented at a Learning Analytics conference as part of a larger collaboration between Notre Dame and IBM Research. 

Establishing a framework for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in southern Mexico

Education & Training

Establishing a framework for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in southern Mexico

John Nida reflects on the research portion of his Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) program through the Eck Institute for Global Health.

Researching mHealth in Uganda

Education & Training

Researching mHealth in Uganda

Katie Anderson spent two months in Uganda using mobile phones to gather data on palliative care. The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) wanted to gather more data in order to aid advocacy.

First Fellow from class of 2016 departs, arrives in Uganda!

Education & Training

First Fellow from class of 2016 departs, arrives in Uganda!

As the academic year comes to a close at Notre Dame, our class of 2016 Fellows are busy making travel preparations for their fellowship programs abroad.

Spotlight on Chris Newton's work in South Sudan

Education & Training

Spotlight on Chris Newton's work in South Sudan

2016 USAID Fellow, Chris Newton, was recently featured in a news article by Notre Dame's Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

Read to Learn earns significant award from USAID

Education & Training

Read to Learn earns significant award from USAID

Major gains in Haitian students’ literacy skills through the Read to Learn initiative, led by Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)—in partnership with Notre Dame’s Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD)—have earned Notre Dame a significant role as part of a USAID-funded project in Haiti.

13 Notre Dame students awarded USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships

Education & Training

13 Notre Dame students awarded USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships

Thirteen Notre Dame students were selected to conduct research projects in eleven different countries as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Research and Innovation Fellowships.

NDIGD partners with Project Concern International on USAID Development Innovation Ventures evaluation

Education & Training

NDIGD partners with Project Concern International on USAID Development Innovation Ventures evaluation

NDIGD recently conducted a baseline study to determine migration frequency and distance, decision-making for migration, and mortality rates as a baseline.

NDIGD partners on USAID research to improve development outcomes

Education & Training

NDIGD partners on USAID research to improve development outcomes

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) is partnering with Results for Development (R4D) on a USAID-funded project focused on implementing a rapid feedback system to improve development program outcomes.