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.


"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

Recent Events

GLD Inaugural Conference: Mapping Local Governance
May 1-2, 2014
Yale University – New Haven, CT
Greenberg Conference Center