What makes for better bureaucracy?

Political science PhD candidates Guillermo Toral and Tugba Bozcaga find that government-appointed officials deliver the goods — given the right circumstances.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

Tags: political-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences international-development government research students graduate graduate postdoctoral

MIT researchers release evaluation of low-cost cooling devices in Mali | MIT News

CITE and D-Lab study finds evaporative cooling devices show promise for helping small-scale farmers, market vendors, and families store and preserve vegetables.

Nancy Adams | D-Lab | CITE | June 20, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  international-development  poverty  agriculture  africa  d-lab  cite  research  technology-and-society  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering

William Rodríguez: Helping others broaden their horizons | MIT News

MIT senior and Model UN leader William Rodríguez works to encourage the global exchange of ideas.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | May 20, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  profile  students  undergraduate  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  contests-and-academic-competitions  economics  global  independent-activities-period  international-development  language  leadership  misti  brazil  school-of-science  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

For food-aid recipients, information is power | MIT News

A simple card explaining a government aid program leads to more rice for poor villagers in Indonesia.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 9, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  social-sciences  economics  international-development  indonesia  research  poverty  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Introducing a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to conducting comparative product evaluations | MIT News

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation teams up with the Technology Exchange Lab to produce a toolkit for technology evaluation in global development.

Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation | MIT D-Lab | April 25, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  poverty  research  international-development  cite  technology-and-society  d-lab  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies celebrates 50th anniversary | MIT News

SPURS Fellows serve as agents of change in international development.

Ken Shulman | School of Architecture and Planning | April 6, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning  development  international-development  global  global-education-and-career-development  awards-honors-and-fellowships  developing-countries

China's new engagement with the developing world | MIT News

MIT Research Scientist Eric Heginbotham co-authors book that serves as guide for policymakers and academics, tracking important shifts in China’s diplomacy.

MIT Center for International Studies | Jan. 31, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  china  shass  international-relations  political-science  books-and-authors  international-development

MIT launches China Future City Lab | MIT News

New urban studies program to spur research and innovation in China.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Nov. 20, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  center-for-real-estate  cities  global  real-estate  international-development  startups  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  research

MIT researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation and salt mining in India | MIT News

Study of solar pump technology use in India assesses technical performance and explores innovative business cases to increase user adoption.

Department of Urban Studies and Planning | Nov. 13, 2017
~8 mins |

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MIT and Tsinghua University sign urban innovation agreement | MIT News

Future City Innovation Connector to support projects addressing rapid growth of Chinese cities.

MIT News Office | Sept. 19, 2017
~4 mins |

Tags:  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  center-for-real-estate  china  cities  global  real-estate  international-development  research  startups

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