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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Our 60+ experts pursue research with a public purpose to alleviate poverty, reduce world hunger and protect the environment.

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We engage directly with communities, organizations, activists and policymakers to drive change on the ground.

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We are dedicated to developing lasting solutions that contribute to a more equitable, sustainable world.