In Brazil, a look at why health care declines around elections

Guillermo Toral PhD '20 finds health care quality drops in months leading up to mayoral elections, and if the incumbent loses, the quality continues to fall.

MIT Governance Lab • mit
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

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 • mit
Oct. 21, 2019 ~10 min

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 • mit
June 20, 2018 ~8 min

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 • mit
May 20, 2018 ~8 min

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 • mit
May 9, 2018 ~6 min

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 • mit
April 25, 2018 ~6 min

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 • mit
April 6, 2018 ~8 min

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 • mit
Jan. 31, 2018 ~4 min

MIT launches China Future City Lab | MIT News

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

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 20, 2017 ~7 min

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 • mit
Nov. 13, 2017 ~8 min