Inspiring the Next Generation of Development Practitioners


At UCLA, students are presented with various academic avenues to explore the theoretical basis behind poverty, development, and globalization. However, the path to knowledge ends at theory, wherein there exists no place for students to translate their theoretical knowledge base into practical action.

Global Development Lab at UCLA endeavors to provide a results-driven space for students to research, incubate, and implement innovative ideas critical to the alleviation of poverty at home and abroad. Through professionally-led workshops, internship placements, research projects, and development model experimentation, GDL equips students with the tangible skills and resources necessary to successfully foster responsible global development initiatives.



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Want to join our 2017-2018 lab? Apply by October 27th and learn to innovate, implement, and inspire.

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