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1 . To Govern and to Serve

Based on results from a 30-country study of education, roads and water services, GDN’s Guillermo Perry (Board member) and Ramona Angelescu Naqvi (Director of Programs) have edited a new book, ‘Improving Access and Quality of Public ...

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2 . How can local researchers and aid institutions support the inclusion agenda in sub-Saharan Africa?

Existing development research on sub-Saharan Africa suggests that the most useful insights on the question of effectiveness in development assistance emerge from the micro level. This poses a major challenge for the design and implementation, b...

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3 . New Infographics Series on How to Approach Natural Resource Management!

A series of three new infographicsillustrate approaches and findings from GDN's research program on...

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4 . African Voices on Research, Policy and International Development

African Voices on Research, Policy & International Development

Can local researchers and aid agencies work together to strengthen policy decisions and outcome...

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5 . Blended finance for local development and global goals: how will it work?

The 2016 OECD Development Co-operation Report convincingly claims that sustainable development cannot be achieved with public funds alone. A new relationship needs to be established between public and private engagement in development. The impl...

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6 . Education for Development: Quality & Inclusion for Changing Global Human Capital Needs

A new edition of the  Research Monitor  is out now, containing research findings...

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7 . Global Research Competition on aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa

Are you researcher from an Africa-based institution with a proposal on aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa and a focus on health or agriculture? Read on, an amazing opportunity awaits.

GDN is launching a Global Research Competiti...

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8 . GDN President, Pierre Jacquet's opinion piece in the OECD Development Co-operation Report 2016

In my view: Engaging the private sector in sustainable development  finance involves commitment, careful analysis and alignment of objectives

By Pierre Jacquet, P...

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9 . Doing Research Webinar: Funding for Social Science Research: Curse or Blessing?

GDN organized the second in its two-webinar series on 13 July, on “Funding for Social Science Research: Curse or Blessing?” Hosted by Re...

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10 . A Panel Discussion

What should tomorrow’s aid agencies look like...

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11 . What Goes Up, Must Come Down

On April 14th, GDN presented at a panel on "The Future of Data for Development" which it co-organised at the Civil Society Policy Forum, on the sidelines of the Spring 2016 World Bank-IMF meetings. ...

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12 . Doing Research – Assessing the Environment for Social Science Research in Developing Countries

GDN’s “Doing Research” project analyzes the barriers to quality, quantity and relevance of social science research in developing countries. The program covers three objectives: to document the re...

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13 . An update from the Policy Lab held in Lima, Peru

    

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14 . Are you ready for Peru ?

The Global Development Network's 17th Annual Global Development Conference is titled, "Education for Development: Quality and Inclusion for Changing Global Human Capital Needs. It is being held at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, ...

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15 . Congratulations to the Winners !

The Japanese Awards for Outstanding Research in Development (ORD) and Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) were presented at the Closing Ceremony of GDN's Annual Global Development Conference in Peru on the 18th of March, 2016.

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16 . Finding Evidence to Support Quality Education Spending in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Finding Evidence to Support Quali...

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17 . POSTER SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN !

Are you a researcher with a burning message, based on the early findings or results of your work?

Why not design a poster with that message, and submit it to the Global Development Network for its poster competition, to be held along...

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18 . APPLY NOW! Global Development Awards Competition 2016

Do you stay up nights, thinking of ways to solve a development challenge?

If you are a researcher from a developing or transition country, or have started an NGO that has already demonstrated impact, but is looking for ways to scale ...

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19 . GDN-KOICA Collaboration

The four Working Papers investigate the various facets of the South Korean development experience and extract lessons for either specific developing countries or the developing country context in general. The papers won the KOICA Development Re...

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20 . High Level Policy Dialogue in Paris on 27 November 2015

GDN launched in 2014 a Research Project in Madagascar, Mauritius, and Morocco Building Capacity for NCA, with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Agency of Development. The research program had for objectives to...

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21 . Public Policy Debate - Doing Research Program

GDN’s global research program on “Doing Research” is based on the premise that good scientific research is a sine qua non for an effective evidence-informed policy formulation framework. It is widely perceived that go...

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22 . Call for Proposal: Mobilizing Local Knowledge to Improve Competitiveness Strategies

The program Mobilizing Knowledge to Improve Competitiveness Strategies intends to mobilize developing country researchers to produce contextualized knowledge on the issue of industrial policies. This evidence-based research c...

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23 . Generating Policy Relevant Research

Generating Policy Relevant Research – iGNHaS-GDN workshop at Samtse College of Education (Royal University of Bhutan)

The main objective of the workshop was to develop the capacity of members of faculty in RUB ...

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24 . 17th Annual Global Development Conference

GDN’s flagship event is its Annual Global Development Conference held in different countries, each year, across the globe. GDN’s Annual Global Development Conference aims to connect developing countries researchers and students with...

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25 . Call for Research Proposals and Development Project Proposals - Closing Date: 15 April 2015

Are you a researcher who is national or permanent resident of a developing country? Are you from a NGO that is based in a developing country? Do you have a research proposal or a development project proposal that can change the way specific dev...

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26 . 9 Deans meet in New Delhi to discuss their strategy to set-up research centers at the Royal University of Bhutan

Under the GDN program on Building Research Capacity in Least Developed Countries, 9 Deans of Research and Industrial Linkages at the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) visited the GDN headquarters on 27 February 2015 to discuss their strategy for...

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27 . GDN and the Economic Research Forum launch an Essay Competition on

GDN and ERF launch an Essay Competition on the rural development strategies for the MENA Region.

The countries of the MENA region are facing many challenges in their rural areas: high incidence of rural poverty, high rates of depende...

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28 . The first Natural Resource Management and Natural Wealth Accounting workshop was held in Mauritius in January 2015.

The GDN launched a project on the issues related to Natural Resource Management and Natural Wealth Accounting in three countries: Madagascar, Mauritius, and Morocco. This project is funded by the French Development Agency and t...

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29 . The Bachpan Bachao Andolan, which Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2014 Kailash Satyarthi founded, won one of the Japan MIDP Awards in 2011.
GDN takes pride in having identified as early as 2011 the significance of Mr. Satyarthi's work, which the  Nobel Committee has now recognized and honoured. Bachpan Bachao Andolan, a child rights org...
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30 . Six winners felicitated at the KOICA Development Research Award Ceremony in Seoul, South Korea
The Global Development Network (GDN) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)  are proud to announce the winners of the KOI...
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31 . GDN 16th Annual Global Development Conference, Casablanca,Morocco on the theme of Agriculture for Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for a New Green Revolution.

GDN's 16th Annual Global Development ConferenceCasablanca, Morocco on June 11-13, 2015 on the theme of Agriculture for Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportuni...

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32 . GDN lance un appel pour propositions : Etude-pays sur la gestion des ressources naturelles / Maroc, Madagascar, Maurice
La durabilité’ comme critère principal de référence pour le développement et la croissance a acquis de plus en plus de légitimité dans les discussions mondiales sur les ...
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33 . Winners : Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 2013-14

Winners: Global Development Awards and Medals Competition (AMC) 2013-14

GDN congratulates the winners of the 2013-14 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. From a pool of over 380 applications received f...

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34 . GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014 on The Future of Development Assistance

The geography of development has dramatically changed over the last quarter-of-a century, with the successful emergence of some countries while others still remain underdeveloped.  How should aid change? Foreign aid is by no means the only...

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35 . GDN lance un appel pour les institutions dans les PMA - candidatez!

The Global Development Network (GDN), with the support of the International Development Research Centre, has launched a specific project on Building Research Capacity in Least Developed Countries; with a focus on scientific research in economic...

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36 . A global platform for young researchers to showcase their research and benefit from interaction with world renowned policymakers!
GDN’s 15th Annual Global Development Conference will be held in Accra, Ghana, on 18-20 June, 2014. Based on the theme of Structural Transformation in Africa and Beyond, the Conference will be held in partnership ...
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37 . Imagining the future of Africa 2025: 50 winners announced

We are pleased to announce that the GDN-UNECA Essay Competition 2014 results are now available.  

50 winners from African Universities are invited to attend the GDN 15th Annual Global Development Conference in Accra, Ghana...

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38 . Over 180 Research Papers Received Investigating the Relevance of Korea's Development Experience for Developing Countries!

Do you have or are currently working on a research paper that investigates the South Korean growth experience and provides an analytical benchmark to analyze growth issues and prospects in developing countries? You can apply now for the

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39 . Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 2013

Call for Research Proposals, Research Papers and Development Project Proposals

GDN invites researchers and NGOs from developing countries and transition economies to submit new research proposals, comp...

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40 . Panchayati Raj, Political Empowerment and Service Delivery in India

Global Development Network (GDN) and the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) co-hosted a Policy Dialogue titled "Panchayati Raj, Political Empowerment and Service Delivery in Indi...

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41 . Jobs Wanted: Youth in Southeast Europe

Global Development Network (GDN), in collaboration with the World Bank, the Austrian Ministry of Finance, and the Vienna Institute for Inte...

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42 . USP Hosts Oceania Development Network’s 4th Biennial Conference

The Oceania Development Network (one of 11 regional networks affiliated with the Global Development Network) held i...

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43 . Global Research Competition 2013 – Apply Now!

The Global Research Competition (GRC) is the central pillar of GDN's Global Research Capacity Building Program...

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44 . Key Messages from the GDN 2013 Conference

The 14th Annual Global Development Conference organized by GDN on Inequality, Social Protection and Inclusive Growth was held at the Asian ...

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45 . AMC 2012 winners' talk about their research and bringing about change

Watch the winners and finalists for the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP), Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) and Medals for Research on Development (Medals) talk about their research and ho...

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46 . President of the Republic of the Philippines opens GDN Conference in Manila

His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines gave the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Global Development Network’s 14th Annual Global Development Conference, held at the Asian Developme...

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47 . Q&A with Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank

Global Development Network will hold its 14th Annual Global Development Conference on 'Inequality, Social Protection and Inclusive Growth' in Manila on 19-21 June 2013. About 400 participants are expected to at...

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48 . Op-Ed on Manila Conference by Pierre Jacquet, GDN President

Pierre Jacquet, GDN PresidentIt is my great pleasure to introduce you to the GDN 14th Annual Global Developme...

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49 . Fighting Human Trafficking: GDN funds Innovative Development Projects

The Impulse NGO Network located in Shillong, in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya, India has worked against human trafficking for over a decade. Today, it has a presence in most of th...

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50 . Health, Education and Water: A Policy Dialogue

Over the past two decades, the global emphasis on development planning has increasingly focused on improving the social sector outcomes in developing countries across the world. There are three chief reasons for this. Firstly, in spite of signi...

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51 . Shifting Dynamics of Poverty Reduction

The twenty years since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have seen a substantial reduction in absolute poverty across the world. However, there has also been...

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52 . GDN Post-2015 MDG Consultation – Key messages

In 2000, all member nations of the United Nations had pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. These goals formed a blueprint for the development agen...

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53 . MDGs a collective responsibility: Montek

"To create social capital you need a system that is perceived to be just. People may tolerate inequality if they feel that there is a catch up coming," said Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the

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54 . GDN holds Post-2015 MDG Consultation

2015 is the target date of the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A High Level Panel was set up by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2012 to advise on the global development framework beyond 2015. This eminent p...

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55 . Pascal Lamy Guest of Honor of a GDN-CUTS Forum

Pascal Lamy, Director General, WTO officiated the signing of a MoU between Global Development Network (GDN) and

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56 . Showcase: GDN Grantee

Country Director and Researcher at the Central Asian Development Institute (CADI), Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Farrukh Irnazarov is in charge of several research projects. These range from eco...

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57 . Strengthening "Local" Demand for Research Capacity Building

The production and exchange of independent knowledge in economics as well as in the social sciences, in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been hampered by chronically weak research capacity. To bridge this gap,

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58 . Can Cities Provide Solutions to Climate Change Challenges?

For three days, starting 19 November 2012, the city of Bogotá, Colombia witnessed lively presentations and the exchange of ideas between thought leaders a...

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59 . Be a Part of the AMC Innovation. Apply Now!

Catering to young researchers and development practitioners in developing countries and emerging economies, is GDN’s

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60 . South Asia Regional Workshop – Bringing Together Agricultural Researchers and Policymakers

“Agriculture continues to be a very important livelihood option for the vast majority of South Asia’s rural population, even though the sector’s contribution to the economy is shrinking” –

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61 . Social Cohesion in a Shifting World

Economic development in the last two decades has been characterized by a major realignment of the global economy towards emerging and developing countries – a phenomenon dubbed ‘shifting wealth’, and well documented in the fir...

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62 . Nigerian Scholarship Program Increasing Student Enrolment

A film on the cost-effectiveness of the school feeding and scholarship programs in Nigeria, showcasing how research carried out by the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, under

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63 . Eliminating Malaria in Uganda Using Sprays and Nets

The Ministry of Health announced on 2 September, 2013 that the Government of Uganda is to spend UGX 188 billion (about US$ 75 million...

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64 . Good Agricultural Policies through Good Research and Dialogue

Agriculture is the backbone of Africa’s economy. However, reflecting on the subject, Lillian Mbogo-Omollo, CEO, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) voiced that "The dearth in the engagement of researchers and polic...

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65 . AMC 2011 Contributes to Development in the South

Every year, the Global Development Awards and Medals prize distribution ceremony constitutes the acme of GDN’s Annual Conference, and rightly so. It gets to th...

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66 . From Individual to Organization, GDN Research Benefits Everyone

‘Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability’, one of Global Development Network’s (GDN) Global Research Projects (GRP), recently concluded its three-day Regional ...

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67 . Pierre Jacquet joins GDN as its new President

Global Development Network (GDN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre Jacquet as its new President. He officially joined GDN on 16 July, 2012.

Pierre Jacquet has been Chief Economist of t...

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68 . International Development and Japanese Partnership with GDN

Journalist Khanh Phuong, from the Newspaper of Construction, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam interviewed Dr. Akio Hosono, Director of Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) durin...

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69 . Planning for Justice: Susan Fainstein on Urban Planning and Policy

When The Just City came out in the year 2010, it created a wave in the world of urban planning and policymaking and author Susan Fainstein received the Da...

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70 . Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus

GDN is hosting its 13th Annual Global Development Conference titled ‘Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus’ in Budapest, Hungary on 16-18 June, 2012. The international event is being held in partnership with th...

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71 . Op-Ed on Budapest Conference by Gerardo della Paolera and George Mavrotas

"The 21st Century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city" ~ Foreign Policy (September 2010: p. 122)

Already, we have crossed the halfway mark. In 2007, and for ...

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72 . Q&A with Rector John Shattuck, Central European University

GDN is hosting its 13th Annual Global Development Conference titled ‘Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus’ in Budapest, Hungary on 16-18 June, 2012. The international event is being h...

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73 . Globalization Privileges Particular Kinds of Economy – Saskia Sassen on Urbanization and Development

It’s been often said that for the size of a country as Switzerland, having four national languages – French, German, Italian and Romanish is both superfluous and ostentatious. When the same grouse is laid before Saskia Sassen, an em...

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74 . Towards a more Robust Network in the Global South

Building research capacity by supporting researchers in developing and transition countries across the world through regional partnerships is GDN’s core business. So far, development studies had been mostly originating from the global Nor...

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75 . Where Diversity in Ideas Abound

Selected as one of the most powerful women in economics and a thought leader by the editorial team of Business Today in its Women’s Special issue of October 2008 and profiled in India Today (Woman) at the same time,...

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76 . Peru’s Eye on the Budget

At the end of every fiscal year, nations all over the world await with bated breath the presentation of their Annual Budgets. While the Budget may mean different things to different people, nevertheless, it triggers a lot of anxiety, expectatio...

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