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What Works in Development: Lessons from the Field

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, G73

What are the challenges facing international development research and practice? What factors influence project design and implementation? What are the issues of data collection in the field? Can ‘outsiders’ enable local development processes?

A panel comprising Cornell doctorate students at Cornell will explore these themes and share their experiences from different regions of the globe.

Xin Gao is a PhD candidate concentrating in Development Economics and Labor Economics. Xin's research focuses on the social economy of rural China, especially the interplay of social network, rural democracy, and public goods provision. 

Margaret Jodlowski is a PhD candidate focusing on issues of agricultural labor and risk management. Her primary field experience comes from fieldwork in Ethiopia with a USAID's Feed the Future project.

Erwin Knippenberg is a PhD Candidate focusing on resilience measurement in the context of climate change. He has ongoing projects in Ethiopia, Malawi, Madagascar and Nepal.

Ali Abbas is a PhD student concentrating in public economics and political economy. He has previously been associated with the World Bank, the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and the Brookings Institution.

Raza Rumi, Visiting Faculty at CIPA and Ithaca College will moderate the panel discussion.


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Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Sustainability

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Kayla Kirchner Malone

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