The city’s housing inspection process will be improved, thanks to a group of McCourt School of Public Policy students who designed new algorithms for the city’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). DCRA randomly selects housing units for inspection from a list of units not inspected in the past…
McCourt Students’ Help DC Residents “Breathe Easy” In DC, asthma rates are among some of the highest in the nation. After learning this, two McCourt School students created an effort called “Breathe Easy” that helps community health workers facilitate home visits, identify environmental triggers that can exacerbate asthma symptoms, and…
In a 2017 YouGov poll, public opinion in the UK rated weather forecasters as more trusted than economists. In the US, a survey asking a similar question also showed a lack of trust in economists explained Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo to an engaged audience of Georgetown students, faculty, and staff.
This year, three economists were awarded a Nobel Prize for their rigorously analytical approach to international development – an approach that is also at the heart of the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Master in International Development Policy (MIDP) program.
For more than 15 years, the McCourt School’s National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health has been helping Washington, DC’s pediatric medical providers better serve some of the city’s most at-risk residents—children of low-income families.
With its Crossover Youth Practice Model, the McCourt School's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is working to improve outcomes for young people who find themselves moving back and forth between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Anyone who voted in the District of Columbia last year might have seen one of the volunteers for a new project, Observe D.C. The first-ever sample-based election observation project in the United States, Observe D.C. was the brainchild of Ben Mindes (MPP’19), a recent McCourt graduate.