American Indian Economic Development

The Harvard Project works to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations.

 

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Founded in 1987 by professors Joseph P. Kalt and Stephen Cornell, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (Harvard Project) is housed within the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. Through applied research and service, the Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations. The Harvard Project’s core activities include research, advisory services, executive education, and the administration of Honoring Nations, a national tribal governance awards program. In all of its activities, the Harvard Project collaborates with the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy at the University of Arizona. The Harvard Project is also formally affiliated with the Harvard University Native American Program, an interfaculty initiative at Harvard University.

Tools for Action

COVID-19 Resources Toolbox 

The Harvard Project, alongside the Native Nations Institute, and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, has collected resources for native nations as they battle and recover from the pandemic. From dealing with remote schooling to accessing and using recovery funds, the toolbox contains examples from across Indian Country. 

 
 

 

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