Center for International Development

About Us

The mission of Ball State's Center for International Development (CID) is to assist in the political, social, economic and educational development of the world's poorest countries. CID specializes in providing assistance to conflict-affected nations and emerging democracies.

CID currently manages more than $13 million in grants and contracts. Current and former sponsors include the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. CID is also seeking funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Countries assisted by Ball State include Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mongolia and Pakistan.

Current projects include university partnerships with institutions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan and consulting services for a two-year technical institute in Afghanistan. Ball State is one of the ten most active U.S. universities in the field of higher education assistance in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.

With funds supplied by the U.S. State Department, CID also receives international visitors from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Libya for professional development and introduces them to American society and principles.

Ball State's areas of expertise featured in these sponsored projects include:

  • Youth unemployment
  • Career services
  • Women in the workforce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • English language training
  • Rule of law
  • Journalism and telecommunications
  • Strengthening higher education
  • Technical and vocational education and training

CID is working to receive grants this year to assist in the development of sub-Saharan Africa, including anglophone, francophone and lusophone countries.