CIERP, The Fletcher School

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

The Center provides funds to its students for research and conference attendance.

CIERP, The Fletcher School

The Center partners with various organizations to host conferences, speakers and networking opportunities.

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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Upcoming Events

Open House

The Center for International Environment and Resource Policy Please join us Thursday, September 10 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Cabot 7th floor for CIERP's Annual Open House! Come hear from professors, partners, students and associates about the Center's work, IERP classes, internship opportunities and more!

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Prof. Gallagher: Email for appointments
Prof. Tanaka: Sign up online

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.   

Emerging Research

TedX Tufts

TEDx Tufts event logoProfessor Sulmaan Khan, Research Librarian Ellen McDonald and CIERP Administrator Elayne Stecher launched an emerging research project that aims to reverse the Chinese demand for Ivory and rhino horn at TedX Tufts.


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

Digital Evolution Index in the news

  • Here’s a nice bit of news about the life of a project.  Harvard Business Review recently created a video about the Digital Evolution Index that was developed by Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context last spring.  The project manager is Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi, F12, a graduate of the MIB [...]

  • A warm summer day to kick off Orientation

  • Greeting me when I returned to work after a few days of vacation was a whole new incoming class!  Before I even reached Fletcher on my walk from the bus, I had run into a student whom I met last September at an APSIA fair, and when we went into the Hall of Flags, [...]

  • Good luck, Christine!

  • Today is the last day at Fletcher for Christine.  You may have met her during a visit, or you may have heard from her by email.  Even if you haven’t had any direct contact with Christine, if you plan to apply, or applied last year, you will benefit from her work.  Christine was one of [...]