Initiatives

The Aid Watch Initiative

DRI’s Aid Watch initiative is a series of programs which demand accountability from the aid agencies, and which seek to shed sunlight on their projects, programs, and ideas.

The Knowledge Exchange

Grassroots organizations and local entrepreneurs understand the problems of development in a particular context, but don’t always have the capacity to evaluate their projects and ventures. A new DRI program provides practitioners with resources and academic expertise to evaluate, replicate and scale-up projects.

The New Ideas Prize

DRI invites NYU master’s students to submit original research papers, documentary films, or photography projects that challenge the conventional narrative about economic growth in poor countries for our New Ideas Prize. The deadline for submission is December 21, 2011.