Brown has a long tradition of research in the area of development and inequality. In the social sciences, over 35 faculty have research interests in this area. GPD is committed to supporting and promoting a wide range of research initiatives by faculty, students, and our partner institutions in development and inequality. As broad and as wide as current interests are, there are six areas where existing work and opportunities for new collaborations are of special interest. Each area has been designated as a GPD initiative and is described below: