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The support of generous donors, friends and alumni has allowed the Center for International Development to fund groundbreaking research with world-renowned faculty, support the work of research fellows and graduate students, connect policymakers and business leaders with our cutting edge researchers and provide venture capital for new program initiatives on sustainable and international development issues.
As a nonprofit academic research center, CID is supported through a variety of funding mechanisms, including sponsored research grants, gifts, and endowments. Selected sponsors for specific programs include:
The Standard Bank Group
The CID Growth Lab gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Standard Bank. The Standard Bank Group is South Africa's largest bank and distinguished by its extensive operations in 17 African countries. Standard Bank’s multi-year gift seeds the next phase of growth research and allows the Growth Lab to accelerate the pace of discovery – and application – of emerging theories of growth for emerging economies in Africa.
The gift supports the Growth Lab faculty and fellows as they further research on the questions of what policies allow countries to grow. Building on the Lab’s scholarship in Growth Diagnostics and Structural Transformation, the Standard Bank gift allows the Growth Lab to focus its research on emerging economies in Africa and to apply innovative analytical tools that can unlock the mysteries of growth. Finally, the gift supports the Growth Lab faculty and fellows to engage directly with government actors in key countries and bring the Growth Lab’s lessons to an audience of current and future policy makers within emerging African economies.
Santo Domingo Family
A generous gift from the Santo Domingo family provides vital support for the CID's Growth Lab, which works to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policymaking in developing countries. By placing complexity at the center of the development story, the Lab is now uncovering new strategies for helping countries to increase and sustain prosperity.
Alejandro Santo Domingo and his parents, Julio Mario Santo Domingo and Beatrice Santo Domingo, share the CID's mission of dramatically expanding access to opportunity and empowering the underserved. The Santo Domingo Family believes that businesses play a vital role in creating vibrant and healthy communities. A Harvard College alumnus, Alejandro Santo Domingo is a member of the Board of SABMiller and manages the Santo Domingo Group, serving as Chairman of Grupo Empresarial Bavaria S.A., a privately-owned subsidiary of SABMiller, and acting as the Managing Director of Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. in New York City. An active philanthropist, he is a Member of the Board of the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, and serves as President of the Board of ALAS Foundation and a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A significant 3-year seed grant from the MPOWER Foundation made possible the founding of CID's Empowerment Lab, which works to advance global research on financial empowerment and promote innovations that extend the reach of markets to developing countries The MPower Foundation empowers the underserved through investments in global research, policy, and social entrepreneurship. It is the philanthropic arm of MPOWER Labs, which builds companies whose products help the world's underserved.
Foundation for an Open America
Founded by Robert Hildreth, the Foundation for an Open America is a key partner, along with the Center for Global Development, in CID's Migration Project, which works to understand and strengthen the links between migration, remittances and prosperity.
Center for Global Development
The Center for Global Development is a key partner, along with the Foundation for an Open America, in CID’s Migration Project which works to understand and strengthen the links between migration, remittances and prosperity.
Entrepreneurial Finance Lab Research Initiative
Funding and technical partners for CID's Entrepreneurial Finance Lab Research Initiative (EFLRI) include:
To learn more about how you can support CID, please contact the Center's Executive Director Marcela Escobari by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (617) 496-7413.