GDN's most anticipated event is its Annual Global Development Conference held in different countries, each year, across the globe. Since its inception in 1999, GDN’s conferences have been held in every region of the world: Bonn, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, New Delhi, Dakar, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Brisbane, Kuwait City, Prague, Bogota, Budapest, Manila, Accra, Casablanca and Lima. Themes are aligned with the global sustainable development agenda. The conferences aim to gather the world’s most influential researchers, corporate leaders and political figures on a common platform where they can interact with each other and discuss the most pressing challenges in social and economic development.
GDN held its 18th Annual Global Development Conference in New Delhi on 22-23 March 2018, on the theme 'Science, Technology and Innovation for Development.'
GDN's Annual Global Development Conference also traditionally features the Global Development Awards Competition, held annually to reward outstanding research ideas and innovative development projects.
Read more about our conferences here.