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.

Upcoming Event

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


"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