Community-based organizations and sustainable development; designing, implementing, and evaluating national and local government programs that address poverty; applied social science research; and monitoring and evaluation.
Current Research Interest
Community-based planning and poverty alleviation in Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia; Transnational community-based planning in Southern California and Oaxaca
Fulbright Scholar (Indonesia)
Einaudi International Faculty Fellow
Beard, Victoria A. and Carolina S. Sarmiento. “Planning, Participation and Money Politics in Santa Ana, California.” Journal of the American Planning Association. 80, no. 2 (2014): 168-181.
Beard, Victoria A. “Household Contributions to Community Development in Indonesia.” World Development, 35, no. 4 (2007): 607-625.
Cornell Research Website Article
Global South Communities and Urbanization