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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

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

CIERP at the Paris CoP

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CIERP faculty and students will be at the CoP in Paris hosting and participating in a range of events:

December 1 pm: TEDx-style Side Event with Moravian College and the RINGOs

December 6 am: Expert brunch

December 6 pm: Alumni reception


In the Media

November 15

New York Times LogoCIERP and Fletcher PhD Christana Pasca Palmer appointed Environment Minister for Romania


Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment

It could be youIn collaboration with the Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy, we are recruiting an Associate or Full Professor in Water, Health, and Security. Applications will be accepted beginning October 19, 2016.  The review process will commence on November 30th, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher at Fletcher and/or Prof. Timothy Griffin at Friedman.


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.   

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

Post number 1,394

  • Two years ago on approximately this day, I published the Admissions Blog’s one thousandth post.  Like the November morning when #1000 appeared, today is the day before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.  This post, however, is a rather uncelebratory number 1,394, a total that includes several odes to our national holiday.

    Since last week, [...]

  • Fletcher reunion at the AEA conference

  • Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation is a field that has grown dramatically at Fletcher in recent years.  Professor Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church kindly offered this run-down on a conference she attended recently that served as a Fletcher reunion.

    A highlight of my professional calendar is the American Evaluation Association (AEA) annual conference.  As the preeminent professional event [...]

  • Your deadline angel

  • It’s a cool and crisp morning — perfect for November — but I’m snug in my kitchen for a day of (mostly) reading Early Notification applications.  Before I get started on my reading, a quick blog note.

    You know the old image of someone trying to make a decision with a devil on one shoulder [...]