Jackie Rojas, GHD ’19: Summer Field Project at USAID/Ghana

When I was assigned to USAID/Ghana’s office this summer, I could not even begin to imagine the learning experience and adventure that awaited me in this country. My original scope of work included tasks like helping develop USAID/Ghana’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and working with the West Africa Regional Mission to amend Development Objective Agreements with regional partners…

Ben with Minister of affairs and host family

Ben Lavin, GHD’19: Summer Field Project at the United Nations Development Programme

I am spending my summer working as part of the innovative finance team at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jakarta, Indonesia. First thing you are probably wondering is what is innovative financing? Is it just new jargon, or was the word “‘innovative” thrown on for posterity? No, it is about finding new ways to improve lives.

Kidame Mart team visits Gunchire on market day to observe sales representatives selling high impact products in their new uniforms

Network of Lions – Kiersten DeHaven & Danielle Fiorino, GHD’19

On one of our recent field visits, we learned the meaning of being called a lion. In Ethiopia, a person is a lion if they are innovative, foreword thinking, and daring.  They represent strength and fortitude.  After reflecting on this, we recognize that many lionesses have touched our internship and allowed our summer to be so fulfilling.

Ben Simmons-Telep, GHD’19: Summer Field Project at TechnoServe

For the first 8 weeks of my internship, I was almost exclusively focused on the Women in Business (WIN) program. The program, which is still in its inception phase, is using a Market Systems Development (MSD) approach to drive growth for women-owned MSMEs in one or more of four key sectors: textiles, agro-processing, childcare services, and cross-border trade…

Rehana Nathoo

Graduate Training in Impact Investing Should Include Business AND Development Skills, argues GHD Professor Rehana Nathoo.

Impact Investing continues to be an emerging field. Like all new ways of thinking, it requires well-trained systems-level practitioners to help generate new ideas. GHD adjunct professor, Rehana Nathoo, writes on ImpactAlpha how the conversation around graduate training needs to extend beyond business schools alone, to include would-be development professionals too.
Brazil Projects' Leaders

Tiago Cordeiro, GHD’19: Summer Field Project at the Inter-American Development Bank

When I thought I had finally settled on an internship in Ecuador, an opportunity opened up for me to stay in Washington DC and work at the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) headquarters. Since this was a great networking opportunity and a better option for my family, I chose to go back to the Bank where I had grown over the last five years.

GHD Student

For the Third Year, GHD Students Author Case Studies for the International Youth Foundation’s YouthActionNet Program

Several Global Human Development Program students have authored case studies on emerging issues in international development through a partnership with the International Youth Foundation.  Students enrolled in a course exploring the role of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs were paired with young leaders of social ventures identified through the IYF’s YouthActionNet program.