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CIERP develops innovative approaches to sustainable, environmentally responsible global development.

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CIERP partners with Professors of Practice to bring real-world knowledge into the classroom

CIERP partners with Professors of Practice to bring real-world knowledge into the classroom.

Kartikeya Singh addressed the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly

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CIERP, The Fletcher School

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Paul Polman is the inaugural speaker for CIERP's Global Speakers Series

CIERP's Global Speakers Series featured Paul Polman as its inaugural speaker.

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New York Times LogoRead some of the commentary of the US-China Joint Statement, including PhD candidate Rishi Bhandary's blog post for The Diplomat

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DOE database FY16

Total DoE Energy R&D Investments FY1978-FY2015FY16 database published:  Gallagher, K.S. and L.D. Anadon, "DOE Budget Authority for Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Database," John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; The Fletcher School, Tufts University; and Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy, University College of London, published September 2, 2015

Laura Kuhl - USAID

PhD candidate Laura Kuhl was part of a three-person team that conducted the mid-term evaluation of Feed the Future Ethiopia for USAID Ethiopia.  Feed the Future is Obama’s Presidential Initiative on agriculture and nutrition, and is active in 19 countries globally.  The Feed the Future Ethiopia portfolio is one of the largest Feed the Future programs globally, with an annual investment of $50 million for a five-year program.  The evaluation sought to assess the progress the program was making towards its goals of reducing poverty and malnutrition, evaluate the effectiveness of different interventions, and make recommendations for changes in programming.   

Faculty in the news

Rachel Kyte On the Move

Professor of Practice and current Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank Rachel Kyte has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. She will continue to lead the World Bank Group’s efforts to campaign for an ambitious agreement at the 21st Convention of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris this December and take up the appointment on January 1st 2016. 
In the Media

July 22

New York Times LogoCenter Director Kelly Sims Gallagher's quantitative data analysis of the DoE Energy R&D budget is cited in Eduardo Porter's Opinion Piece 'Innovation Sputters in the Battle Against Climate Change' in the New York Times. Access the full database here.

Research and Education

Mitigation Technology Adoption

DemoLune Guide - HausaOne of Professor Jenny Aker's projects seeks to better understand the profitability of rain water harvesting techniques in Niger. As part of the study she developed small booklets with a lot of pictures describing how to construct demi-lunes. Originally intended for training sessions, they are proving so popular that people have asked for personal copies.
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Fletcher Updates

Alex’s summer work on solar energy

  • Launching the Student Stories feature for 2015-16 is second-year MIB student, Alex, who is reporting on his summer internship in the Boston area.

    Fletcher is not the type of school where everyone hopes to spend the summer as a consultant or banker in New York.  Ask a dozen people here what they [...]

  • Student Stories return tomorrow

  • One of my favorite aspects of overseeing the Fletcher Admissions Blog is working with students and alumni to share their stories with future students/alumni.  I’m happy to say that tomorrow’s post will be from one of our returning Student Stories writers, Alex.  This is the fourth year of the Student Stories feature and [...]

  • We’ve got company today

  • Just a quick post as I finally settle down to catch up with email, etc., this morning.  The two-plus hours since I arrived today have flashed by.  At 8:30, the first of our 35 Visit Day attendees came by to sign in, and we’ve been setting them up for the day’s activities ever since.  [...]