Welcome to gui2de, an initiative at Georgetown University working to incubate and evaluate effective development solutions.
The Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation conducts empirical field-based research to assess the impact and effectiveness of interventions and policies aimed at empowering individuals in developing countries to improve their lives. Major research themes include governance and accountability, the promotion of agency in the delivery of health, education, and other public services, the role of mobile technology in development, and financial development and integration.
The Initiative, jointly convened by the Economics Department and the McCourt School of Public Policy and co-directed by Billy Jack and James Habyarimana, brings together academics, innovators, policymakers, and development practitioners to incubate and evaluate ideas. We harness the energy and enthusiasm of the University’s undergraduate and graduate student body to contribute to these efforts at both the innovation and evaluation stages, through event participation, academic supervision, and summer and semester-long field assignments.
gui2de co-founder James Habyarimana along with faculty members Andrew Zeitlin, Jacobus Cilliers and Ken Opalo will help evaluate Big Results Now in Education, a multifaceted, multimillion-dollar Government of Tanzania-funded reform program to address the country’s educational crisis in primary and secondary schools.
McCourt Professor and gui²de affiliate releases new study on the effects of post-conflict reconciliation
McCourt Professor and gui2de affiliate Jacobus Cilliers releases a new study in Science Magazine looking at the effect of post-conflict reconciliation programs on societal healing and psychological health.
gui2de will bring together mobile operators, financial institutions, IT developers and academics to develop and assess the social and economic impact of mobile money innovations.