Dr. Angela R. Logan speaks to the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows at their graduation on July 31, 2015.

Dr. Angela R. Logan speaks to the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows at their graduation on July 31, 2015.

NDIGD serves as a bridge between faculty research and teaching interests, and the global development community. Increasingly, research and learning are core tenants of development programs. Through NDIGD, the University is well positioned to respond to this need while advancing the research agenda of its faculty. NDIGD actively seeks funding opportunities for faculty to advance global development in the sciences, technology, engineering, health, business, economics, political science, and other social sciences. 


The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 
Mendoza College of Business, ESTEEM, Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity

  • 25 Africans from 19 countries trained in business and entrepreneurship at Notre Dame as part of this U.S. Department of State program
  • Began in 2014 and will continue for five years

USAID | ND Global Development Fellowships 
College of Arts & Letters, College of Science, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Hesburgh/Yusko Scholars Program, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

  • Notre Dame graduate students from a variety of disciplines work with cutting-edge scientists, scholars, and innovators from around the world to solve development challenges through innovative research.
  • Notre Dame faculty mentor students throughout the program.

Paper Analytical Device Project
Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics, Eck Institute for Global Health, NDIGD

  • Notre Dame faculty are developing new technological tools to monitor and detect counterfeit drugs in the developing world.
  • Paper Analytical Devices (PADs) provide counterfeit drug detection in techology-limited environments.

Political Trust, Tolerance, and Public Goods
Kellogg Institute for International Studies, NDIGD

  • Researchers studied the impact of grinw, political groups ubiquitous in Mali, in generating trust, tolerance, and public goods in post-conflict Mali.
  • The purpose of the evaluation was to determine if grinw membership was associated with higher levels of trust, tolerance, and willingness to provide public goods.

CE3 Project - Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship
College of Engineering, College of Science, Mendoza College of Business

  • The CE3 project provided clean, renewable solar energy for more than 3,000 students at two secondary schools, enabling them to study into the evening. Additional outcomes include fully equipped computer labs used for entrepreneurship and job skills training along with the creation of 200 new jobs.
  • The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) is applying its success to communities in Uganda and South Africa.

Reducing Child Labor in Nepal
Dept. of Economics

  • NDIGD is designing an impact evaluation to determine the most effective approaches to reducing child labor in Nepal by studying a UNICEF Nepal program.
  • Services and programs being examined include establishing a child helpline, creating temporary shelters, and making counseling, legal services, and vocational education services available.