In the summer of 2012 four Georgetown students traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to work on development projects with GPPI associate professor James Habyarimana and associate professor of economics Billy Jack. Over two months the students assisted the professors with surveys, focus groups, and data collection on projects ranging from road safety to maternal health savings to financial literacy.
Congratulations to GPPI student group Project Honduras, the recipients of a $20,000 grant from the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Group Foundation in support of their water infrastructure and disease prevention project in Roatán, Honduras.
A panel of experts – including John Podesta, President Clinton’s former chief of staff – expressed their hopes and predictions for the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at a Dec. 3 event hosted by Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) students.
Congratulations to 1994 GPPI alumnus Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who won the election to represent Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District in the House of Representatives Nov. 6. Click here for a full list of Georgetown alums who were reelected or newly elected to Congress in the 2012 election.
A new study from GPPI's Center for Education and the Workforce says the South is stuck in an economic low-wage/low-skill cycle, putting it years behind the rest of the United States in preparing for the future high wage and skill jobs that will require post-secondary education.