The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) combines the existing world-class teaching and research faculty of the University of Notre Dame with a dedicated staff of experienced international development professionals, administrators, and researchers. Together they address the challenges of building just and equitable societies by leveraging the University’s signature strengths to promote development and human dignity worldwide.
Drawing on experts across multiple disciplines, NDIGD conducts monitoring, evaluation, and training, and assists in strategic planning for and implementation of innovative global development programs. They maximize their impact through partnership with government agencies, non-governmental agencies, humanitarian organizations, foundations, and private corporations in the United States and overseas.
NDIGD cuts across academic fields to produce multidisciplinary knowledge on complex development challenges in areas related to:
Commerce and Economic Development
Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Governance and Rule of Law
Security and Peacebuilding
The University of Notre Dame, in keeping with its reputation as a premier Catholic university, brings to this enterprise an overarching commitment to the common good, infused with ethical values and grounded in respect for diverse cultures, religions and political systems. NDIGD responds to global development needs that are the core of the University’s Catholic mission.
Staff at Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) have experience in
monitoring / evaluation
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