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.
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Kenilworth Park, Washington, D.C.
by Jackie Homann
IPD in the News
15 August 2014: IPD's Dan Chapman blogs about how open data can reduce corruption in Uganda. Read more here.
15 August 2014: IPD's Jessie Norriss was in Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica this summer, where she was working alongside Geography PhD student, Gregory Schwartz. They were investigating conflicts between conservation movements and agriculture by conducting interviews with farmers in the Osa Peninsula.
13 August 2014: IPD's Erin Cusack blogs on AidData's First Tranche about citizen-driven data in Nepal. Read about it here.
12 August 2014: IPD's Nkechi Charles blogs about open data facilitating aid audits in Uganda. Read about it on AidData's First Tranche.
8 August 2014: IPD alum Meredith Maulsby is working in Ethiopia with USAID this summer. Meredith is measuring and evaluating a family planning project the health ministry is implementing all over the country, particularly in underserved rural areas.
7 August 2014: Former IPD Global Health Team Task Leader Allison MInor blogs about zakat and development financing in the Middle East and North Africa. Read about it on the First Tranche blog.
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