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About International Development

Arizona State University is one of the few universities in the nation pursuing a truly comprehensive portfolio of funding opportunities in the international aid landscape, making the university a unique partner for international development projects. As a public research university, ASU functions first and foremost as a social value enterprise, committed to aspirations and ideals that reach beyond the traditional boundaries of both industry and the academy. In contrast with traditional universities, ASU offers greater agility, a genuinely multidisciplinary approach to thinking about complex problems, and the capability to assemble teams that generate paradigm-shifting solutions.


Washington D.C. Office

ASU’s presence in Washington, D.C., reflects the university’s commitment to building relationships with international aid agencies and implementers, and to maintaining a strong connection with national and global affairs. Located at the southwest corner of 18th and I streets, ASU’s Barbara Barrett & Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center allows ASU International Development to:

  • Engage with international development convening organizations, including the Society for International Development, US Global Leadership Coalition, and DevEx
  • Interact with donors including USAID, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and U.S. Department of State
  • Convene national and global leaders in partnership with the McCain Institute for International Leadership


Execution Abilities

The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) has a department focused exclusively on assisting with global projects.

Global Operations

  • Supports ASU's global portfolio
  • Assists with project planning and execution (primarily award time and post-award)
  • Serves projects big and small

learn more about Global Operations