Ethics Retreat 2018 - Class of 2020

Ethics Retreat with GHD Class of 2020

The GHD 2020 class recently spent a weekend off-campus in Northern Virginia for the program’s annual Ethics Retreat. The retreat began a dialogue between students, faculty, and staff about ethical dilemmas and situations that can occur in the field…

GHD Students walking

A Day in the Life of a GHD Student

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a student here at Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program? Click to hear about a day in the life of Josue Niyonsingiza, class of 2019.

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.