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.