Creating a Platform for Global Innovation and Capacity Building in the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Character Development Programs​

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  • Project Duration:

    September 30, 2019 - November 30, 2020

  • Core Funding Area:

    Character Virtue Development

  • Region:

    North America

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Director: Dr. Richard Lerner

Institution: Tufts University

Directed by Dr. Richard Lerner, this project will create a platform serving current and future grantees of Templeton World Charity Foundation’s Global Innovations for Character Development initiative (GICD). The Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development (IARYD) will lead the development of a multi-site, multi-institutional, and multi-national capacity-building platform for GICD programs. A key, substantive and strategic partner in this vision is the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)—and specifically its 272 active members from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).


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