Pardee Center USAID Collaborations
Our center's relationship with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to expand. We have used IFs to inform the organization’s five-year Development Cooperation Strategies at both the regional and country level. In partnership with our colleagues at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa, we have produced trend and scenario analysis reports for USAID missions like those in Ethiopia and the Southern Africa region. Pardee Center researchers have held IFs trainings with USAID mission in Jakarta, Indonesia and elsewhere. We also completed a report on development trends in Uganda in 2015, which directly influenced the country mission's five-year strategy for budgeting, planning, and resource allocation, and led to further ongoing analysis of key development indicators at the subnational level. In 2021, a Pardee Center team with support from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), developed a report that investigates the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on food security to the year 2040 at world and world-region levels. The report quantifies the multi-dimensional nature of food security by assessing the effect of COVID-19 on extreme poverty, undernourishment, and child stunting out to 2040, and by assessing the effects on underlying drivers of food availability, economic access, and food utilization. The project also explored the impacts of climate and conflict on food security.