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Our Research


Education, Democracy, and Development (EdD): Building Liberian Civil Society Capacity Through Nonprofit Management Education

This project uses participatory action research to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities by building Liberian civil society’s capacity to facilitate development through capacity building and nonprofit management education.

Measuring the Impact of Civil Society on Political Participation in Liberia
This research project increases our understanding of the conditions under which civil society can facilitate political participation in fragile settings. It relies on a field experiment and multi-level modeling to investigate the impact of civil society on various forms of political participation in Liberia, West Africa.

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Promoting Philanthropy for Social Justice Program

Through a collaborative partnership with the Centre for African Philanthropy and Social Impact (CAPSI) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the program will offer a framework for various research projects on the intertwining of philanthropic traditions, institutional settings and configurations, and civil society practices in the United States, Africa, and African diaspora.

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