Institutional development in emerging and developing economies the world over
Developing higher education teaching and research capacities is one of the most effective mechanisms to address socio-economic challenges in developing countries. It is crucial to partner and collaborate with higher education institutions in these countries to develop technical expertise and enhance problem-solving research.
As IU’s multidisciplinary center for coordinating international institutional development efforts, the Office of International Development has a long history of collaborations with institutions of higher education and government and nongovernmental organizations all over the world.
Such collaborations provide technical support and training towards developing human capital and improved research, education, and training systems, as well as promoting innovation, competitiveness, and self-reliance. We also host leadership programs and exchanges that help young people get the skills they need to become change agents and succeed in their home countries.