GDN has opened a new office in Europe at Clermont-Ferrand, a university town located in the French Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, that is also a dynamic center for international development studies. The establishment of GDN-Europe is part of a major project called Pôle Clermontois de Développement International (PCDI) or Clermont International Development Hub. This project is funded by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery, Government of France and overseen by the French Development Agency (AFD).
The PCDI project aims to consolidate and develop the position of the Clermont area on issues of international development, and GDN has been identified as one of the key players to help achieve this objective. Moreover, GDN’s presence in Europe is bound to strengthen its visibility with donors and other development actors (particularly European), and deepen its capacity building activities and research ecosystems in the countries of the Global South, particularly in French-speaking Africa.
The project began in 2021 with the signing of financing and collaboration agreements between the stakeholders, the procedures for the acquisition of the premises that will house GDN staff and the first trainings of the project.
In partnership with Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI) and Center for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI), GDN organized its first joint event - the Global Development Conference 2022 on Tax Policy for Sustainable Development in Clermont-Ferrand in November 2022.
The GDN-Europe office operates from FERDI and can be contacted at:
63 Boulevard François-Mitterrand, CS 50320
63009 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex, France
Telephone: +33 (0)4 73 17 75 35
Fax: +33 (0)4 73 17 75 38