NDIGD Selected as Partner on Two Multimillion-Dollar USAID Research-Assistance Consortiums
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, will initially receive approximately $1.75 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as the only U.S. partner on two separate research-assistance consortiums established to support higher education in developing countries.
As part of the Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine (LASER PULSE) consortium, supported by a $70 million USAID grant, Notre Dame will partner with consortium leader Purdue University to identify new research questions, conduct demand-driven research and translate research results into development impact for USAID. Supporting participants include Indiana University, Catholic Relief Services and Makerere University in Uganda. The consortium will also work to build the technical and research capacity of universities and researchers in developing countries. Notre Dame will lead the consortium’s monitoring and evaluation activities.
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September 13, 2018