Publications

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.


A Bioeconomic Model for Estimating Potential Economic Damages from a Hypothetical Asian Beetle Introduced via Future Trade with Cuba

A Bioeconomic Model for Estimating Potential Economic Damages from a Hypothetical Asian Beetle Introduced via Future Trade with Cuba

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Frederick Rossi Publisher: Journal of Bioeconomics Associated Theme(s): Global Health
This paper studies a bioeconomic model that estimates potential economic damages to southern pine forests caused by the hypothetical introduction of an unknown Asian bark or ambrosia beetle via future trade with Cuba for the study period 2018–2050.
An Evolving Choice in a Diverse Water Market: A Quality Comparison of Sachet Water with Community and Household Water Sources in Ghana

An Evolving Choice in a Diverse Water Market: A Quality Comparison of Sachet Water with Community and Household Water Sources in Ghana

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Danice Brown Guzmán Publisher: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Associated Theme(s): Global Health, Sustainability
This article explores the results of a study on the quality of bagged sachet water in rural communities in Ghana.
A Spatial Approach in Locating and Explaining Conflict Hot Spots in Nepal

A Spatial Approach in Locating and Explaining Conflict Hot Spots in Nepal

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Lila Khatiwada Publisher: Eurasian Geography and Economics ,Volume 55, Issue 2 Associated Theme(s): Humanitarianism
This paper uses a spatial analytical approach in locating and explaining conflict in Nepal.
Clean Cookstoves for Improving Women’s Health: Initial Findings from Rural Uganda

Clean Cookstoves for Improving Women’s Health: Initial Findings from Rural Uganda

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Lila Khatiwada Publisher: Pulte Institute for Global Development Associated Theme(s): Global Health
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.
Entrepreneurship as a Solution to Poverty in Developed Nations

Entrepreneurship as a Solution to Poverty in Developed Nations

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Michael Morris Publisher: Business Horizons Associated Theme(s): Business in Development
This publication explores entrepreneurship as an important mechanism for breaking the poverty cycle in developed economies.
Evaluating Social Protective Factors for Violence Involvement in Honduras

Evaluating Social Protective Factors for Violence Involvement in Honduras

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Tom Hare Publisher: Development in Practice Associated Theme(s): Humanitarianism
This article evaluates social protective factors in violence prevention policies and programmes in Honduras.
Identifying High-Risk Young Adults for Violence Prevention: A Validation of Psychometric and Social Scales in Honduras

Identifying High-Risk Young Adults for Violence Prevention: A Validation of Psychometric and Social Scales in Honduras

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Juan Carlos Guzman, Tom Hare Publisher: Journal of Crime and Justice Associated Theme(s): Humanitarianism
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.
Identifying Mental Health Problems and Idioms of Distress Among Older Adult Internally Displaced Persons in Georgia

Identifying Mental Health Problems and Idioms of Distress Among Older Adult Internally Displaced Persons in Georgia

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Paul Perrin Publisher: Social Science & Medicine Associated Theme(s): Global Health, Humanitarianism
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.
Implementing a Post-Project Sustainability Study (PSS) of a Development Project: Lessons Learned from Indonesia

Implementing a Post-Project Sustainability Study (PSS) of a Development Project: Lessons Learned from Indonesia

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Lila Khatiwada Publisher: Reconsidering Development Associated Theme(s): Global 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.
Improved cookstoves as pathway between food preparation and reduced domestic violence

Improved cookstoves as pathway between food preparation and reduced domestic violence

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Danice Brown Guzmán Publisher: World Development Perspectives Associated Theme(s): Global Health
This paper examines the pathway between improved cookstoves and prevalence of domestic violence in Uganda.
Increasing Rural Health Clinic Utilization with SMS Updates: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Uganda

Increasing Rural Health Clinic Utilization with SMS Updates: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Uganda

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Juan Carlos Guzman Publisher: World Development Associated Theme(s): Global Health
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.
Measuring couple relationship quality in a rural African population: Validation of a Couple Functionality Assessment Tool in Malawi.”

Measuring couple relationship quality in a rural African population: Validation of a Couple Functionality Assessment Tool in Malawi.”

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Paul Perrin Publisher: PLOS One Associated Theme(s): Humanitarianism
We carried out a validation study of the Couple Functionality Assessment Tool (CFAT) to capture valid and reliable data on various domains of relationship quality.
Policy Transfer in International Development: Whose Security in Central America?

Policy Transfer in International Development: Whose Security in Central America?

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Tom Hare Publisher: Reconsidering Development Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development, Humanitarianism
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.
Pooling Public-Private Partnership Best Practices

Pooling Public-Private Partnership Best Practices

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Michael Sweikar Publisher: Devex Impact Associated Theme(s): Business in Development
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.
Reimagining Development Practice (in

Reimagining Development Practice (in "Practicing Development: Upending Assumptions for Positive Change")

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Ray Offenheiser Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development
The authors draw from their on-the-ground experiences as they discuss what "development" is, how to attain it, and what their findings mean for the funding and practice of development efforts.
Social Accountability and City Life in Modernizing Countries. In F.W. Wagner & R.G. Mahayni (Eds.), Transforming Distressed Global Communities: Making Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities. Franham, UK:

Social Accountability and City Life in Modernizing Countries. In F.W. Wagner & R.G. Mahayni (Eds.), Transforming Distressed Global Communities: Making Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities. Franham, UK:

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Tom Hare Publisher: Ashgate Publishers. pp. 339-353. Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development
This volume argues for the need to redesign and re-plan our cities in holistic ways that reflect our new understanding and relate to their diversity and multi-dimensionality.
Social Norms Regarding Bribing in India: An Experimental Analysis,

Social Norms Regarding Bribing in India: An Experimental Analysis,

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Tushi Baul Publisher: Journal of Contextual Economics (2016) Associated Theme(s): Humanitarianism
We conduct incentive-compatible economic experiments to measure norms regarding social appropriateness of bribes in India.
Sustainability of a Community-Based CHOICE Program to Improve the Health and Nutrition Status of Mothers and Infants in Indonesia

Sustainability of a Community-Based CHOICE Program to Improve the Health and Nutrition Status of Mothers and Infants in Indonesia

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Lila Khatiwada Publisher: Maternal and Child Health Journal Associated Theme(s): Global Health
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.
Sweeping it under the rug: Household chores and misreporting of child labor

Sweeping it under the rug: Household chores and misreporting of child labor

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Danice Brown Guzmán Publisher: Lake Fores College Seminar Series Associated Theme(s): Humanitarianism
e collect data on child labor in almost 3,000 Nepali households, and our analysis shows that estimates of child labor prevalence vary from 11.6% to 29% with the definition of child labor used.
The Economic Benefits of Passing the DREAM Act

The Economic Benefits of Passing the DREAM Act

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Juan Carlos Guzman Publisher: Center for American Progress Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development, Humanitarianism
We present an analysis to understand what would happen if the United States were to grant a pathway to legal status to an estimated 2.1 million eligible youth in our country by passing the DREAM Act.
The Great Divides in Social Entrepreneurship and Where They Lead Us

The Great Divides in Social Entrepreneurship and Where They Lead Us

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Michael Morris Publisher: Small Business Economics Associated Theme(s): Business in Development
We present an inclusive approach to social entrepreneurship that provides a common platform for advancing the field while allowing for diverse streams of research.
Transferencias intergeneracionales por género y efectos económicos del envejecimiento demográfico en México

Transferencias intergeneracionales por género y efectos económicos del envejecimiento demográfico en México

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Estela Rivero Publisher: Notas de Población Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development
Los propósitos de este artículo son visualizar el potencial efecto del cambio demográfico en la dependencia económica de mujeres y hombres ante el inminente proceso de envejecimiento demográfico.
Transforming Conservation into Cash? Nature Tourism in Southern Africa

Transforming Conservation into Cash? Nature Tourism in Southern Africa

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Lila Khatiwada Publisher: Volume 61, Number 1, Fall 2014, pp. 16-45 Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development, Sustainability
This study investigates the factors shaping local perceptions of conservation, and its findings can enhance the effectiveness of nature tourism as a sustainable development strategy.
Typologies of Childhood Exposure to Violence in Peru

Typologies of Childhood Exposure to Violence in Peru

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Danice Brown Guzmán Publisher: Journal of Interpersonal Violence Associated Theme(s): Humanitarianism
This study examined typologies of childhood polyvictimization and the associations of profiles with demographic characteristics at the levels of child, household, and primary caregiver.
What Do Entrepreneurs Create

What Do Entrepreneurs Create

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Michael Morris Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Associated Theme(s): Business in Development
This book addresses the different kinds of businesses launched by entrepreneurs and explains why their differences are so critical for our understanding of entrepreneurship.
Zonas Peligrosas: The Challenge of Creating Safe Neighborhoods in Central America

Zonas Peligrosas: The Challenge of Creating Safe Neighborhoods in Central America

Affiliated Pulte Institute Author(s): Tom Hare Publisher: Fordham University Press Associated Theme(s): Effective States and Development, Humanitarianism
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."