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Practicum and Thesis Projects
 

2016-17

Bioenergy for Carbon Capture and Storage: A Technical and Climate Policy Analysis
Master's Thesis
Abtract

Evaluating Causal Pathways to Sustainable WASH Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Master's Thesis
Final Report

Evaluating the Professionalization  Process of the Mexican Federal Police: Identifying Best Practices to Overcome Obstacle to Reform

Client: Government of Mexico (Mérida Initiative)
Final Report    

Indo-Japanese Cooperation in Sri Lanka
Client: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan
Memo   

Finding Work for Refugees in Europe

Client: RefugeesWork
Final Report


2015-16

Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Tanzania
Client: Landesa

A Twenty-First Century Solution for Communities and Police
Client: Palo Alto and East Palo Alto communities, Palo Alto Police Department
Final Report

Identifying Fragile States for Nuru International's Expansion
Client: Nuru International

Insititutionalizing the Adoption of E-Readers at Scale in Ghana
Client: Worldreader
Final Report

Increasing Financial Inclusion in Mozambique
Client:N/A
 

2014-15     

Afterburner Technology for Trucks in China: Market Entry, Scalability, and Impact
Client: Dr. Stephen Luby, Senior Fellow at FSI and the Woods Institute for the Environment

City of Buenos Aires Government Relocation: Building a Method for Assessing Impact
Client: City Government of Buenos Aires, Department of Planning and Control Management

Financial Effects From Natural Disasters on Sovereign Governments
Client: World Bank, Disaster Risk, Finance and Insurance Group
Final Report

The Impact of Citizen Security Councils in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Master’s Thesis

Philippines: Tropical Cyclones and Insurgency
Client: The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project
Final Report

Policy Due Diligence on Southeast Asia for Energy Accessibility
Client: Silicon Valley Technology Partners

Preventing Post-Election Violence Based on the Kenya Experience
Client: US State Department, Office of Global Criminal Justice

Public Sector Decision Framework for Airport Development: The Case of Incheon Airport in South Korea

Client: Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Final Paper

 

 

2013-14

Assessing the MCC Signaling Effect: Investment Beyond the Compact
Client: Millennium Challenge Corporation
Final Report

By Truth and Toil: Improving Outcomes of Large-Scale Land Investment in Africa
Master’s Thesis

Economic Dynamics of the US Retail Financial System
Client: Sandia National Labs
Final Report

Insights on West African Piracy
Client: Six Maritime
Final Report

Overcoming Short-term Behavior in Long-term Investors
Client: Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Final Report

Urban Reform in Mexico: Challenges and Recommendations
Client: Centro Mario Molina
Final Report

 

2012-13

Entertainment Education: Bridging Development Content and Commercial Know-How
Client: World Bank, Vice Presidency of Communication

Evaluating the Efficacy of International Aid: Rethinking Recipient Absorptive Capacity
Client: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Final Report

Investigating the Missing Link: Private Sector Involvement in Cross-Border Electricity Interconnections Between the United States and Mexico
Client: US State Department, Bureau of Energy Resources
 Final Report

Redesigning Refugee Communities
Client: United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR)
Final Report

Rethinking and Redeploying the US Army in Light of the Asian “Pivot”
Client: US Army
Final Report

 

2011-12

#Revolution: Social Media in the Arab Spring
Client: U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
Policy Brief

Beyond the Sum of all Parts: How California can Catalyze Renewable Development in the West
Client: Confidential
Final Report

Green Business in China and Malaysia: Drivers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Client: The Asia Foundation
Policy Brief

Homegrown Violent Extremism and Military Targets
Client: U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency

Public Higher Education in California: Examining the Financial Landscape of the 21st Century
Client: California Competes
Policy Brief

Sub-National Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency Financing
Client: The Climate Group
Policy Brief

 

2010-11

Fiscal Responsibility Index
Client: Comeback America Initiative/Peterson Foundation
 Policy Brief

Judicial Performance
Client: California Commission on Judicial Performance

Maximizing Building Sustainability With Enabling IT and Performance-based Policies
Master's Thesis

Policies to Improve Industrial Competitiveness
Client: World Bank
 Final Report

Sunni Militancy in India
Client: U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
Final Report

Rare Earth
Client: Breakthrough Institute and Bay Area Council
Policy Brief

Going Forward: Gas Tax and VMTs
Client: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Final Report

 

2009-10

Going for Broke: Reforming California's Public Employee Pension
Client: Office of the Governor of the State of California
Policy Brief

Lessons for the Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Campaign
Client: Empirical Studies of Conflict Group
Final Report

Human Trafficking in India: Dynamics, Current Efforts, and Intervention Opportunities
Client: The Asia Foundation
Final Report

Evaluating Access to Finance Barriers for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in India
Client: The Asia Foundation
 Final Report

Subnational Capacity Building for the Next International Climate Change Agreement
Client: California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board
Final Report

Wobblers and Criminal Justice in California: A Study into Prosecutorial Discretion
Client: National Center for State Courts
Final Report

 

2008-09

Alleviating Overcrowding at Mariano Castro Elementary: A Proposed Approach to the Analysis of Existing Policy Alternatives
Client: Mountain View Whisman School District
Final Report

The Economic Governance Index: Recommendations for Extending It to China
Client: The Asia Foundation
Final Report

Governance in the Microfinance Industry
Client: The Asia Foundation
 Final Report

Climate Change and Its Impact on the California Wine Industry
Client: California State Assembly Member Noreen Evans, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Wine
 Final Report