The Center has been engaged in a pair of research projects in the past year:
US Public Opinion and UN Favorability
Center students have been analyzing data from a recently conducted survey of registered voters conducted by the Better World Campaign to understand how individuals think about the UN. Full findings from the project appear in the blogposts and reports below.
- Research Findings: US Public Opinion and UN Favorability
- Who Supports the UN? A Quantitative Analysis
- Who Supports the UN? A Qualitative Analysis
How International Organizations use Twitter
Center students have developed a statistical analysis building on a study developed by Burson-Marsteller to learn why some international organizations use Twitter differently than others. Full findings from the project appear in the blogposts and reports below.
- Research Findings: Investigating Twiplomacy
- Why Do International Governmental Organizations Tweet Differently?
Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals
The 16th proposed Sustainable Development Goal on governance and peace marks a watershed for the UN, as it couples domestic politics to development outcomes. We’ve evaluated the potential impact of SDG16, as well as tracked the development of indicators to measure progress in governance, in a series of articles and blogposts:
- Martin S. Edwards and Sthelyn Romero, Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals: Changing the Game or More of the Same? SAIS Review of International Affairs, Volume 34, Number 2, pp. 141-150, June 2014.
- Proposed SDG Governance Indicators: Rule of Law or Simply Rule?
- Benefits and Costs of the Governance & Institutions Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Moving Forward on the Governance SDG