Innovative solutions. Life-changing impact.
Global Development at Cornell is dedicated to developing lasting solutions to alleviate poverty and hunger, foster social and economic equality, and protect the environment. Our experts and students take their knowledge and experience to the field, connecting with stakeholders to build resilient, inclusive communities and tackle real-world problems. We harness the energies and talents of experts from a range of disciplines to address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.
Projects and programs in 30+ countries
Our experts engage with local communities on a global scale, driving change in nearly every corner of the world.
Global Development collaborates with organizations and communities across the globe to maximize impact.
Students and fellows
Our students and fellows bring their experiences and knowledge from around the world, fostering an environment of mutual learning.
Our partners & collaborators
We believe in working together to make sustainable change. Our partnerships bring together the expertise, resources and passion to transform problems into solutions.
We collaborate with people and communities who are driving change on the local scale through their lived experiences and deep understanding of the issues they confront.
New York state
As the land grant university of New York, we draw from our expertise and resources to catalyze change right here at home.
- Cornell Cooperative Extension
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- Tompkins County Office for the Aging
- New York State Agriculture and Markets
Development takes place right here in the U.S. We work with partners across the nation to build a better world for all Americans.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
NGOs & International Institutions
We unite with foundations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to channel our collective efforts towards a common goal.
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- Feed the Future
- The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
- Sathguru Consultants