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

Dr. Richard Lerner
Tufts University

Project Summary

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).

Project Details

Project Duration

30 September 201930 November 2020

Core Funding Area

Character Virtue Development

Region of Activity

North America

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