This grant to Brown University supports several activities related to the ongoing Democratic Erosion project. The activities include (a) a follow-on 2019 conference that will bring together students and faculty from multiple universities to engage in direct dialogue with one another, reinforce lessons learned over the course of the academic year, and brainstorm future directions for the project; (b) a collaboration with the ICONS Project, a University of Maryland-based organization that will design a simulation on democratic erosion; and (c) an overhaul and professionalization of the Democratic Erosion project’s website, aimed at adding content and adjusting their format to make it more useful and easily navigable for students and members of the public outside of the consortium.
About the Grantee
P.O. Box 1877, Providence, RI, 02912, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general support of Brown University's Population Studies and Training Center
for the BREAD development economics research network's activities on population/reproductive health
The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is comprised of renowned economists working on population, poverty, and global development issues. Hewlett Foundation funds would enable African scholars to participate in the full range of BREAD’s activities, making it possible to include young faculty members and senior scientists in discussions of research, policy, and program improvements aimed at the developing world. In each year of the grant, two conferences will be organized, at which innovative research in the economics of population and global development will be presented and discussed. Select African scholars will also have the opportunity to collaborate with one or more BREAD members during extended visits to develop their research and analytical skills.