Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For An Executive-level Course For Officials In Nations Acquiring Nuclear Technology

  • Amount
    $60,000
  • Program
    Initiatives
  • Date Awarded
    7/14/2014
  • Term
    17 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
A previous grant supported creation of an MIT executive education course on nuclear energy; a renewal would move it toward being self-sustaining. Countries diversifying their energy mix with nuclear power face myriad challenges to operate safely and securely and hew to nonproliferation norms, and this course trains those with broad influence on the development of nuclear energy in their countries. Matched by the Sloan Foundation, this will be a final grant with future course costs to be covered by tuition and scholarships.
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The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded on the belief that anti-poverty programs can be made more effective - thus creating positive change in the lives of the poor - if policymakers have access to rigorous scientific evidence on what works and the capacities to apply it. This grant will support J-PAL's efforts to deepen its work in East and West Africa. Specifically, J-PAL plans to (a) build partnerships with select African governments, multilateral donors, research centers, and universities; (b) expand collaborations between East and West African scholars and J-PAL's research affiliates; and (c) support major development actors in Africa to incorporate evidence into the design of large programs. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)

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