Welcome to GHD

The Global Human Development Program prepares the next generation of development professionals to become leaders in their field and make a difference in our global community.

A Day in the Life of a GHD Student

From classes to studying in the lounge with peers to working one-on-one with faculty members, learn more about what it’s like to be a student at Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program!

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An Education to Transform the World

We’re a practitioner-based program, designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to tackle today’s global issues. Students learn quantitative skills, gain a broad base of knowledge on international development, and specialize in a development topic they are passionate about. The summer internship, DC internship, and Capstone Project provide real-word experiences in preparation for a career in development.

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DC: Where Global Development Begins

Washington is the heart of global development. U.S. agencies, non-profits, multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations, and NGOs are headquartered right here in DC. There are countless opportunities as a GHD student, from conversations with heads of state, diplomats, and development leaders hosted at Georgetown to interning at some of the top development organizations to consulting for a government, donor agency, NGO, business, foundation, or organization through the Capstone Project.

GHD News

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa Congratulations to Maputi Botlhole, who was awarded…

The Global Social Innovation Lab (GSIL) took place January 25-26th, 2020, where students came together to work in teams to identify, work through, and pitch a solution to enhancing equity,…