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

Tags: international-development graduate research government students school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science 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 • mit
June 20, 2018 ~8 min

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

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

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

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

Tags:  poverty  international-development  economics  social-sciences  indonesia  research  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 • mit
April 25, 2018 ~6 min

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags:  solar  international-development  development  agriculture  water  india  research  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  technology-and-society  d-lab  sociotechnical-systems-research-center  cite

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 • mit
Sept. 19, 2017 ~4 min

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

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