This map shows the growing importance of satellite derived data to measure global annual Particulate Matter 2.5, important environmental indicators for air quality. For more information visit the NASA Socio-Economic Data Applications Center (SEDAC) that is operated by CIESIN.

Critical Role for Geospatial Data in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

To ensure no one is left behind by the next generation of global development goals, a comprehensive mix of robust data is needed to measure progress and guide investments. A recent report coordinated by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network estimates the world will need to spend roughly $1 billion a year to sustain and enhance the statistical systems.

by |May 8, 2015
Fall 2014 Haiti Dialogue Series focused on climate, security, and development linkages in Haiti where discussants spoke about how sensitivity and perceptions of climate in program design and policy priorities. Photo of Roger-Mark DeSouza from the Woodrow Wlison Center's Environmental Change and Security Program. Photo Credit: Elisabeth Sydor, CIESIN.

Linking Climate, Security and Development to Fragility in Haiti

As part of the Fall 2014 Haiti Dialogue Series organized by the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program, a group of faculty, researchers, students and policymakers gathered to discuss the latest research linking climate change, natural hazards, development and fragility in Haiti.

by |December 11, 2014

Mobile Maps Help Haitians Locate Government Offices

Until last month, Haitians had no way to search online to find the location of government offices. Now, thanks to a collaboration between the Earth Institute and Haiti’s government, there’s a registry of every government office accessible online and on mobile devices.

by |June 2, 2014
Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste

Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

Three distinguished lawyers spoke about their experiences with pro-bono work in Haiti at the latest session in the Haiti Dialog Series, run by the Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development.

by |April 24, 2014
The Earth Institute (EI) implemented the Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) in the Port-à-Piment Watershed. The LDSF is a tested methodology to obtain accurate information on soil characteristics and properties. The EI trained faculty and students from the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) in order to conduct the fieldwork and data processing. Photo Credit: CIESIN

Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

The Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed two distinguished speakers as part of the Spring 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series to discuss government capacity building and national monitoring systems for government funded programs.

by |May 16, 2013
Digicel Foundation Haiti CEP Sophia Stransky (second from right) discusses primary education programs and monitoring impacts with Haiti Research and Policy Program Director Tatiana Wah, CGSD Education Program Director Radhika Iyengar, Haiti Research and Policy Program Associate Director Alex Fischer and CGSD Education Researcher Sarah Muffly. Photo Credit: Dhiya Kuriakose.

Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

Haiti faces ongoing pressures of high population growth, high illiteracy rates and low primary education completion rates. On April 30, the Haiti Research and Policy Program’s Dialogue Series welcomed Sophia Stranksy, CEO of the Digicel Haiti Foundation, to discuss the foundation’s primary education and youth programs and Haiti’s challenges.

by |May 9, 2013
H.E. Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of Hait Speaking at the Earth Institute's Haiti Dialogue Series. Photo Credit Eileen Barroso, Columbia University Photography

Talking Data-Driven Development with Haiti’s Prime Minister

On April 22, 2013 the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to the Spring 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series and the Columbia University World Leader’s Forum. The prime minister and Haitian diplomats met with Earth Institute senior researchers to discuss the strategies for the Haitian government’s national-scale monitoring, planning and implementation development programs.

by |May 2, 2013
Dr. Glenn Denning, Dr. Gordon McCord, along with Lidia Fromm from the Ministry of Planning and Vice-Minister of Social Development Karla Cueva hear from a local farmer in Choluteca about the pest problems in local agriculture.

Building a New Model for Development with the Honduran Government

Together with the Honduran government, the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development and Earth Institute colleagues will design a sustainable development plan that tackles agriculture, education, health, energy, climate change mitigation and business development to address the root causes of poverty in Golfo de Fonseca.

by |August 14, 2012

Training Development Leaders in Amman, Jordan

“If you coordinate action by means of developing mutual trust- not only interpersonal but also between organizations- then the linkages between those that design the policy and those that implement policy are much more effective”. – André Corrêa d’Almeida, Coordinator of Executive Education at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development (CGSD) What is the… read more

by |April 16, 2012

From Development Practitioner to National Leader: Lessons from Garry Conille, Prime Minister of Haiti

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille met with students and scientists of the Earth Institute to explore core issues of Haiti’s growth and development.

by |December 8, 2011