• EAST AFRICA ROAD SAFETY PROJECT GETS $3 MILLION GRANT

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awards Georgetown professors Billy Jack and James Habyarimana a $3 million grant to expand their road safety intervention project.

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  • STUDENTS DON T-SHIRTS MADE AT ‘LIVING WAGE’ FACTORY

    Georgetown furthers its relationship with the Dominican Republic's Alta Gracia factory, which offers its workers a living wage, by continuing research and ordering T-shirts from the factory for New Student Orientation.

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  • ECONOMIST NAMED FIRST GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CHAIR

    Leading economist and scholar Steven Radelet receives the first endowed chair, funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation, for the master's in Global Human Development at Georgetown.

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  • IMF’s Lagarde: World Financial Growth Still Falling Short

    Christine Lagarde, managing director for the International Monetary Fund, told a Georgetown audience that the current level of global economic growth will be insufficient to address the world's most complex challenges.

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Welcome to the central portal for the Georgetown University Global Human Development Initiative. This Initiative represents Georgetown’s commitment to uniting and strengthening our expertise in global human development, and to leveraging our University’s global leadership and research excellence to contribute to significant impacts in the world. As a university-wide effort, the Global Human Development Initiative brings together faculty, staff, and students from across the Main Campus, Medical Center, and Law Center for an interdisciplinary approach to addressing some of today’s most pressing challenges.

Georgetown’s contribution to global human development includes research in the fields of international and global development and international and development studies, among many others. The Initiative’s interdisciplinary approach draws on educational programs in foreign service, international development policy, and global health, in addition to global human development.

The Global Human Development Initiative continues to grow and add new activities to the University's existing areas of excellence. The Initiative supports research projects and academic programs, convenes events, and contributes service to communities near and far. These activities extend Georgetown’s mission of promoting social justice and service to others and provide faculty and students with new opportunities to deepen their research and contribute to positive change across the world.

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about the Initiative and our people, and become involved in our work.