NYU Development Research Institute (DRI)
The Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. An independent and non-partisan organization, DRI is led by NYU professors William Easterly, Yaw Nyarko, and Rajeev Dehejia. Through DRI’s work, we seek to expand the number and diversity of serious commentators on the state of foreign aid and development. DRI’s ultimate goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of the poor, who deserve the benefit of high-quality, clear-eyed, hard-headed economic research applied to the problems of world poverty.
Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED)
Founded with the support from the New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi Research Institute, the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) focuses on the development of innovative and cutting-edge technologies to significantly impact economic development with a specific focus on problems faced in underdeveloped areas around the world. The center works with faculty across NYU’s global network, drawing on the broad multidisciplinary expertise available in economics and economic development, foreign policy, management, microfinance, politics, computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, material science, and engineering. Since its founding in 2010, CTED has housed several research projects aiming to tackle a wide range of developmental problems across areas including: migration, commodities trading, artificial intelligence, GIS mapping, remittances, food and water, healthcare, financial access, energy, and education. CTED projects have been pilot-tested in many countries in Asia, Africa, America, and the Middle East in partnership with several organizations in the individual countries. CTED has branches in Abu Dhabi (UAE), New York (USA), and Accra and Kumawu (Ghana).
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At New York University Africa House, we believe that scholarship makes an important difference in African affairs, especially when it engages leaders who design and implement policy. We use our location in New York to build a community of people who take Africa and African issues seriously. We envision Africa House as a place where Africans and people from across the United States can come together to exchange ideas and to better understand each other. Our aim is to raise the general awareness here that the lives, aspirations, and talents of Africans—though different in various cultural ways just like the American people —are fundamentally similar to Americans. As part of a private, non-profit institution like NYU, we appeal to generous donors for ongoing support, not only to sustain our numerous events and programs on campus, but to grow our programs and fellowships. Thank you for your support!