Doing Research is a unique GDN program that contributes to a better objective assessment of social science research systems in developing countries, to identify gaps that can be addressed through research policy.
The Doing Research program has three stages, and activities are currently in stage two. The pilot phase was the first step to characterize, describe, and whenever possible, measure the most relevant features for research across case studies of the research environment in eleven countries. The second stage was recently launched.
Doing Research Assessment is the method used to assess the performance of a social science research system. The methodology is further detailed in the GDN working document on Doing Research Assessments.