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Through Pulte Institute (formerly "NDIGD") programs and projects, our faculty and researchers produce evidence-based, strategic publications that aim to positively influence global development policy and practice nationally or internationally through engaging key thought leaders; policymakers and government agencies; the private sector; and the academy.
This article explores the results of a study on the quality of bagged sachet water in rural communities in Ghana.
This paper, which won the Rural Sociological Society’s (RSS) second annual Ralph B. Brown Scholar Paper Competition in 2017, examines the impact of clean cookstoves—that replaced traditional biomass-burning cookstoves—in rural Uganda.
This article details the creation of the new Violence-Involved Persons Risk Assessment (VIP-RA) tool; an aggregate of seven psychometric and social risk assessment tools previously validated in various American and European contexts.
Researchers ask three groups of older adult internally displaced persons (IDPs), originally from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, questions related to psychosocial health in an effort to identify the effects of displacement on mental health.
This paper focuses on questions development organizations should consider to determine whether a PSS would be an appropriate methodology to use for their own projects.
This paper explores the results of a program where researchers used short message service (SMS) to reduce uncertainty regarding the availability of clinic services in Uganda’s rural Nnindye Parish.
This paper identifies questions development organizations should consider before implementing policy transfers, which are the processes by which knowledge about policies or programs in one location are used in another location.
This article explores NDIGD's efforts to convene a variety of actors to discuss shared values in public-private partnerships and examine multifaceted solutions that work for all stakeholders.
This paper examines the results of a post-project sustainability study (PSS) of a USAID-funded program in Indonesia that aimed to improve the health and nutrition status of children under the age of five, among other things.
Zonas Peligrosas "examines indicators of orderliness and security in El Salvador, shows how policies and programs based on disorganization theory have been used, and why they might not make Salvadoran urban dwellers safer."