GPPI Professors Nada Eissa and James Habyarimana and Georgetown Economics Professor Billy Jack recently launched gui²de, the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation.

gui²de assesses the effectiveness of interventions and policies aimed at empowering individuals in developing countries through field-based research. GPPI Professors Adriana Kugler, Jennifer Tobin, and Andrew Zeitlin, along with Economics Professors Garance Genicot and Martin Ravillion also participate in the Initiative.

The Initiative brings together academics, innovators, policymakers, and development practitioners to incubate and evaluate ideas. Major research themes include governance and accountability, the promotion of agency in the delivery of health, education, and other public services, the role of mobile technology in development, and financial development and integration.

Learn more about gui²de at http://gui2de.georgetown.edu/