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Regional Climate Change Adaptation Planning

The Global Development Network worked together with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies to develop a discussion paper on regional adaptation planning which was shared at the at the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) 2018 from 18-19 July 2018 in Yokohama, Japan.

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A Research Agenda for Central Banks

Global Development Network helped organize a four-day seminar, in partnership with Banque de France to shape a research agenda for central banks.

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EIB-GDN Impact Finance Workshop

GDN and the European Investment Bank (EIB) held a week-long Impact Finance Workshop at EIB Headquarters in Luxembourg from 20-27 September, 2017.

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An Expert Formula for Climate Action

Experts from a range of international organizations, NGOs, universities, think tanks and government departments met in New Delhi for a high-level consultation on climate resilience on 15-16 September, sharing their experiences on how to reduce the risks of climate change, and how to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

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To Govern and to Serve | A New Book

15 June 2017 | The Global Development Network and the Peru-based Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) co-hosted the launch of the new book, ‘Improving Access and Quality of Public Services in Latin America: To Govern and To Serve’ at the GRADE offices in Barranco, Lima (Peru).

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Using Evidence for Governance and Service Delivery in India

9 February 2017 | A half-day conference in New Delhi brought together experts from government institutions, non-governmental organizations and national research organizations to discuss the use of evidence in informing policy debate and decisions in India, and the gaps that limit the practice of using evidence for policy.

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Supporting Inclusion in Africa

3 December 2016 | In Dakar, Senegal, GDN and the African Economic Research Consortium hosted a half-day policy dialogue with high-level policymakers, representatives of aid agencies, and senior African researchers to discuss how local researchers, policymakers and aid institutions can advance the research agenda on aid effectiveness and support local development policies.

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Final Progress Review Workshop with the Institute of Gross National Happiness Studies, Bhutan

7-8 November 2016 | GDN held a Final Progress Review Workshop with the Institute of Gross National Happiness Studies, (iGNHaS) Bhutan, a grantee of the GDN “Building Research Capacities in Least - Developed Countries” pilot program.

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African Voices on Research, Policy & International Development

6 October 2016 | With the financial support of USAID, GDN partnered with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the African Growth Initiative (AGI) at the Brookings Institution, to host a series of three high-level panels on the link between local research, domestic policy processes and international aid in sub-Saharan Africa in Washington DC.

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Blended Finance for Local Development and Global Goals: How Will it Work?

16 September 2016 | In partnership with the OECD DAC, GDN organized a two-hour session at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris to explore the challenges of pursuing 'blended finance' as an engine of development.

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