Harvard University

For Providing Technical Assistance To Support The Launch Of CDD-Ghana's Data Center

Under a previous Hewlett grant, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University developed a research partnership with the Center for Democratic Development in Ghana, including an exchange program for promising CDD Fellows and Harvard graduate students. Thanks to this successful collaboration, the Weatherhead Center, the Institute of Quantitative Social Science and the Africa-map Project at Harvard have all agreed to serve as technical partners in the implementation of CDD’s new data facility . In early 2012 the Institute of Quantitative Social Science will train local experts for a period of two months at Harvard and offer ongoing technical assistance as necessary. The Weatherhead Center will then sponsor two graduate students to spend the summer of 2012 assisting with data collection and the training of CDD data center staff.
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