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The Institute for African Development (IAD) is an interdisciplinary nucleus for the study of Africa with the overarching goal of strengthening and expanding the depth and breadth of African development studies. Based in Ithaca, our impact reaches far beyond our physical location.

More than 40 IAD-affiliated faculty from across Cornell conduct research and teach courses related to African development. More than 300 IAD graduate fellows now work in government, NGOs, academic institutions, and international organizations on the African continent—testament to the institute's diverse constituency and impact.

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations
Director, Institute for African Development
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Applied Economics and Management
The Distinguished Africanist Scholar possesses significant depth of knowledge and experience in an academic field specifically related to development in Africa.
Digital platform that provides a space where academics, researchers, and policy makers exchange views on current political, economic, legal, and social issues on African development.
The Special Topic Seminar Series (CRP 4770/6770) examines areas related to African development, research the peoples, cultures and societies that call Africa home, and explores theories and viewpoints on development.
The IAD Africa Summer Internship Program is a fully funded, eight-week summer internship that reinforces academic learning through field placements with institutions, NGOs, and organizations in Ghana, Zambia, and several other countries in Africa.
Tinenenji Banda

Institute for African Development

Andreu Sola-Martin

Institute for African Development