Munk School research initiative helps reimagine ways to reach the hardest to reach

November 23, 2017 — U of T students share their experience of participating in the Reach Project, which studies the delivery of development interventions to vulnerable, hard-to-reach communities. Read more.

Munk School students research refugee cash assistance program that uses iris-scanning technology

June 7, 2017 — Munk School students share insights from recent fieldwork in Jordan, on UNHCR Jordan's refugee cash assistance program. Read more at Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.


On the Importance of Bearing Witness

September 27, 2016 — Aditya Rau, a recent graduate and member of the Reach Project's team on birth registration in South Africa, shares his thoughts on the importance of getting out of the classroom and into the world. Read more at Medium.


U of T students go to India to research delivery of social services to those "hard to reach"

June 2, 2017 — U of T students reflect on their recent fieldwork in India, on the Aadhaar biometric identification program. Read more at U of T Faculty of Arts & Science.

Brazil's Bolsa Familia: Reaching the Poor with No Addresses

September 27, 2016 — Professor Joseph Wong and Nina Da Nobrega Garcia examine the lessons learned from Brazil's Bolsa Familia conditional cash transfer program. Read more at the MasterCard Centre for Inclusive Growth.

Getting to Zero Poverty: How to Reach the Last Mile

August 30, 2016 — Professor Joseph Wong discusses the partnership between the Munk School of Global Affairs and the MasterCard Centre for Inclusive Growth to advance innovative solutions that achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more at the MasterCard Centre for Inclusive Growth


Reaching the poorest of the poor in South Africa: U of T undergrads

August 4, 2016 — This summer, travelling through South Africa with the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, Kim Skead drove past an informal settlement outside of Cape Town. Read more at

Munk Students in South Africa

June 20, 2016 — Kourosh Houshmand and four other U of T undergraduates are in South Africa this week for some intense field research into birth registration and human rights. Read more at

The Changing Face of Global Poverty: Professor Wong on Planet ArtSci

April 22, 2016 — Professor Joseph Wong discusses the innovation of the Bolsa Familia program in Brazil what the rest of the world can learn from it. Listen to the full podcast on Planet ArtSci.


U of T undergrads off to Brazil to research poverty

October 7, 2015 It’s not unusual for University of Toronto professors to travel abroad to do field research. It’s not even out of the ordinary for graduate students to do so. Read more at