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Chapman, DeJaeghere earn contract for new international initiative

Joan DejaeghereDavid ChapmanDavid Chapman and Joan DeJaeghere, professors in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), have been awarded a $3.4 million contract by The MasterCard Foundation-Canada to undertake research and evaluation for a new international initiative. Through the "Learn, Earn, Save" program, the foundation is funding three non-governmental organizations working in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to implement educational initiatives focused on entrepreneurial skills, life skills, and financial literacy for youth.

The University team will be conducting longitudinal research for six years on the outcomes of these programs for youth. Chapman (PI) and DeJaeghere (co-PI) are joined in this project by Nancy Pellowski Wiger (program manager), Aryn Baxter, Carol Carrier, Heidi Eschenbacher, Chris Johnstone, Tamara Weiss, and Brooke Krause. The grant will also involve graduate students in a related course and research activities.

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