Center for African Development

The Center for African Development (CAD), based at W&M’s Global Research Institute, is a research center where faculty and students collaborate on cutting-edge projects that address some of the biggest development challenges facing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Research streams focus on the impact of the mobile phone revolution; the origins and consequences of spatial inequality; the causes of armed conflict; and the educational benefits of sport-for-development programs. W&M students working with CAD deepen their understanding of African politics, societies, and development both in the classroom and through direct engagement with leaders, practitioners, and communities in Liberia and Tanzania.

GET TO KNOW CAD
Project Leader

Professor Phil Roessler

Focus Areas

Randomized Control Trials; Geospatial Analysis; Governance; Conflict; Long-Run Development

Website

https://www.wm.edu/offices/global-research/projects/cad/index.php

Contact

Professor Phil Roessler

Student Opportunities

CAD recruits students each year in January through a selective application process. Highly-motivated, independent students with international experience, strong methodological skills, or a desire to achieve both are especially encouraged to apply. In the meantime, please email Professor Roessler to express your interest.

Partners

Innovations for Poverty ActionBill & Melinda Gates Foundation; National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development; W&M’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, Charles Center, and Reves Center