Publications

Through NDIGD programs and projects, our faculty and researchers produce evidence-based, strategic publications that aim to positively influence global development policy and practice nationally or internationally through engaging key thought leaders; policymakers and government agencies; the private sector; and the academy.


An Evolving Choice in a Diverse Water Market: A Quality Comparison of Sachet Water with Community and Household Water Sources in Ghana

An Evolving Choice in a Diverse Water Market: A Quality Comparison of Sachet Water with Community and Household Water Sources in Ghana

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Danice Brown Guzmán Publisher: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Associated Theme(s): Global Health, Sustainability
This article explores the results of a study on the quality of bagged sachet water in rural communities in Ghana.
Clean Cookstoves for Improving Women’s Health: Initial Findings from Rural Uganda

Clean Cookstoves for Improving Women’s Health: Initial Findings from Rural Uganda

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Lila Khatiwada Publisher: Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) Associated Theme(s): Global Health
This paper, which won the Rural Sociological Society’s (RSS) second annual Ralph B. Brown Scholar Paper Competition in 2017, examines the impact of clean cookstoves—that replaced traditional biomass-burning cookstoves—in rural Uganda.
Identifying High-Risk Young Adults for Violence Prevention: A Validation of Psychometric and Social Scales in Honduras

Identifying High-Risk Young Adults for Violence Prevention: A Validation of Psychometric and Social Scales in Honduras

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Juan Carlos Guzman, Tom Hare Publisher: Journal of Crime and Justice Associated Theme(s): Humanitarianism
This article details the creation of the new Violence-Involved Persons Risk Assessment (VIP-RA) tool; an aggregate of seven psychometric and social risk assessment tools previously validated in various American and European contexts.
Identifying Mental Health Problems and Idioms of Distress Among Older Adult Internally Displaced Persons in Georgia

Identifying Mental Health Problems and Idioms of Distress Among Older Adult Internally Displaced Persons in Georgia

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Paul Perrin Publisher: Social Science & Medicine Associated Theme(s): Global Health, Humanitarianism
Researchers ask three groups of older adult internally displaced persons (IDPs), originally from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, questions related to psychosocial health in an effort to identify the effects of displacement on mental health.
Implementing a Post-Project Sustainability Study (PSS) of a Development Project: Lessons Learned from Indonesia

Implementing a Post-Project Sustainability Study (PSS) of a Development Project: Lessons Learned from Indonesia

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Lila Khatiwada Publisher: Reconsidering Development Associated Theme(s): Global Health
This paper focuses on questions development organizations should consider to determine whether a PSS would be an appropriate methodology to use for their own projects.
Increasing Rural Health Clinic Utilization with SMS Updates: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Uganda

Increasing Rural Health Clinic Utilization with SMS Updates: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Uganda

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Juan Carlos Guzman Publisher: World Development Associated Theme(s): Global Health
This paper explores the results of a program where researchers used short message service (SMS) to reduce uncertainty regarding the availability of clinic services in Uganda’s rural Nnindye Parish.
Policy Transfer in International Development: Whose Security in Central America?

Policy Transfer in International Development: Whose Security in Central America?

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Tom Hare Publisher: Reconsidering Development Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development, Humanitarianism
This paper identifies questions development organizations should consider before implementing policy transfers, which are the processes by which knowledge about policies or programs in one location are used in another location.
Pooling Public-Private Partnership Best Practices

Pooling Public-Private Partnership Best Practices

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Michael Sweikar Publisher: Devex Impact Associated Theme(s): Business in Development
This article explores NDIGD's efforts to convene a variety of actors to discuss shared values in public-private partnerships and examine multifaceted solutions that work for all stakeholders.
Sustainability of a Community-Based CHOICE Program to Improve the Health and Nutrition Status of Mothers and Infants in Indonesia

Sustainability of a Community-Based CHOICE Program to Improve the Health and Nutrition Status of Mothers and Infants in Indonesia

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Lila Khatiwada Publisher: Maternal and Child Health Journal Associated Theme(s): Global Health
This paper examines the results of a post-project sustainability study (PSS) of a USAID-funded program in Indonesia that aimed to improve the health and nutrition status of children under the age of five, among other things.
Zonas Peligrosas: The Challenge of Creating Safe Neighborhoods in Central America

Zonas Peligrosas: The Challenge of Creating Safe Neighborhoods in Central America

Affiliated NDIGD Author(s): Tom Hare Publisher: Fordham University Press Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development, Humanitarianism
Zonas Peligrosas "examines indicators of orderliness and security in El Salvador, shows how policies and programs based on disorganization theory have been used, and why they might not make Salvadoran urban dwellers safer."