Welcome to GLD

The uprisings in the Middle East have opened previously unavailable possibilities to study and engage in issues of governance and local development. The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) fosters interdisciplinary research on Arab governance and local development.

Recent Event

GLD Second Annual Conference: Service Provision in a Changing Arab World
April 9 & 10, 2015
Yale University – New Haven, CT
Sterling Memorial Library


"Syrian Spillover: National Tensions, Domestic Responses, & International Options," by Ellen Lust, POMED, April 2015.

"Trust, Voice, and Incentives : Learning from Local Success Stories in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa," by Hana Brixi, Ellen Lust, and Michael Woolcock, World Bank, April 2015.

"‘The Children of the State’? How Palestinians from the Seven Villages Negotiate Sect, Party and State in Lebanon," by Nora Stel, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, April 17, 2015.

"Improving quality of care against all odds: a local success story in Jordan"
by Tamer Samah Rabie, Ellen Lust, Cari Clark, Melani Cammett, and Hannah Linnemann
December 1, 2014

"Tunisian elections bring hope in uncertain times"
by Lindsay Benstead, Ellen Lust, Dhafer Malouche, and Jakob Wichmann
October 27, 2014