Life-changing programs & projects in New York and around the globe
Global Development is home to 25+ programs, institutes and grant funded projects that combine applied research, outreach and purpose-driven science to confront pressing issues such as global hunger, community resilience, climate change, gender inequity, access to education and more. Thanks to support from Cornell and private foundations, our experts and students are leaving a lasting impact.
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Grant Funded Projects
Our experts partner with donors such as the United States Agency for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to collaborate with communities, scientists and practitioners across the world. With a grant portfolio of $187 million, Global Development reaches over 30 countries on 6 continents to tackle the greatest challenges facing humanity. Our transdisciplinary work spans some of the most critical topics in the world:
Programs and Institutes
Discover more about our Cornell-funded programs and institutes that support education & training, agriculture, community development and research in New York and around the globe.
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Our 60+ experts pursue research with a public purpose to alleviate poverty, reduce world hunger and protect the environment.
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We are dedicated to developing lasting solutions that contribute to a more equitable, sustainable world.