Supporting thought-leadership in global development

From technical reports to action research initiatives, from books to digital tool kits, the Polson Institute provides resources to develop starting points for ideas and initiatives that offer insight to the challenges of global development. Though the following is not an exhaustive list, it highlights some of the work that has emerged from our support.

White Papers and Technical reports

Websites and Digital Tools

  • The Poverty Risk Calculator  - Tom Hirschl
  • Tom Hirschl and Mark Rank (Washington University) wanted to answer a basic question: “What is the likelihood that an American will experience poverty at some point during their lifetime?” Their research transformed into a tool that anyone could use in order to estimate their risk of poverty: the Poverty Risk Calculator. Check out the video.

Supported Book Publications