Notre Dame Initiative Focuses on Honduras

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A $1.2 million grant for a program at the University of Notre Dame will help support impact studies involving quality-of-life in Honduras. The university's Initiative for Global Development will examine U.S. Agency for International Development programs relating to personal security, work force development and food security in the Central American country.

The NDIGD is part of the Keough School of Global Affairs and it is described as promoting "human development and dignity among people worldwide through applied innovations, impact evaluation, education and training."

Notre Dame research team includes NDIGD Director of Evaluation Juan Carlos Guzman and Program Director Tom Hare.

Keough School Dean Scott Appleby says "one of the Keough School’s goals is to connect research to policy and practice in order to help answer critical questions for development practitioners in the field. This important engagement with USAID will lead to more informed strategy for development progress in Honduras and around the world."

The school says it aims to tackle "some of the world’s greatest challenges," notably, responses to poverty, war, disease, political oppression, environmental degradation and other threats to dignity and human flourishing.

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