Innovations for Peace and Development
Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) was established in January 2013 to produce and disseminate rigorous, policy relevant research to promote innovations in global peace and development. UT students are at the heart of our work, and thus our mission is also to provide research, internship and fellowship opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students from across UT to empower them to engage in scholarship and practice that will make a real difference in the world. We also work directly with international organizations, developing country governments, universities and civil society groups to generate and test new ideas that will change the way peace and development are pursued, evaluated and sustained.
To learn more about IPD and our accomplishments since our launch, read our Annual Report here.
Student Photo of the Month
Ronald Reagan Building
by Amelia Pittman
"This photo is of the Ronald Reagan Building, home to the USAID headquarters in Washington DC. I took it on July 4th, 2014, moments before the fireworks over the National Mall began."
Amelia is a second year MA student in Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She specializes in international development, with a focus on monitoring and evaluation and heads the Open Aid team.
Read more about IPD's Open Aid team and their ongoing work here.
IPD in the News
21 November 2014: IPD undergraduate researchers and UT Strauss Center NextGen Scholars Olivia Arena and Daniel Chapman were nominated as Truman Fellowship finalists. Read more about their work on IPD's Climate Change team here and GIS/Analytics team here.
19 November 2014: IPD's Health Team's report on Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (MNCH) is out! The report provides a comprehensive review of the field of MNCH, concentrating on data collection within the MDG framework. It reviews three big bilateral donors, and makes recommendations for the post-2015 MNCH agenda. Read the report here.
7 October 2014: Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) released a new policy brief featuring research on anonymous shell corporations by Dr. Findley, Dr. Daniel Nielson (BYU), and Dr. J.C. Sharman (Griffith). The brief is available here.
30 September 2014: While interning at the U.S. Department of State this summer, Krista Rasmussen wrote a press release for the U.S. embassy in Palau on US engagement in the Pacific on the occasion of the Pacific Islands Forum. Read the press release here.
*See archived news here.