Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs



Durable inequalities both within and between nations present the most significant obstacle to promoting democratic, inclusive and sustainable development. The Institute's research in development includes the study of racial, ethnic, and class inequality, national and sub-national governance, urban transformation, democracy and civil society, and social provisioning.  The relationship between development and globalization is also an area of focus, and includes work on international aid and finance, transnational movements, comparative development, and global governance.


Access to Medicines in the Global South

Cities of Delhi: Governance and Inequality in India’s Capital

Climate and Development Lab

Fiscal Decentralization Indicators for South-East Europe

Global Governance and Transnational Civil Society

Pentecostalism and Political Culture

Re-Examining Global Policy Agendas via Interactive, South-Initiated North-South Dialogues

Reframing Islamic Bioethics