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Global Research Competition

The Global Research Competition -- a competitive grant program designed to provide early-career social science researchers from developing and transition with a platform to investigate international development challenges through collaborative cross-country or inter-regional research projects -- ran from 2013 to 2016, targeting a range of topical development issues.   

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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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GlobalDev Blog is a new platform for accessible, policy-relevant research on development, supported by the Global Development Network, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other partners.  

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A career with GDN

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About GDN

The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries to promote better lives.

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GDN's active grants around the world (2016)

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Japan Social Development Fund Award

The Japan Social Development Fund Award (JSDF) is a category of GDN's Global Development Awards Competition, which seeks to recognize innovative ideas in the implementation of development projects for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in developing countries.

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Previous Editions

Download previous editions of GDN's Annual Report.

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This program promotes African research on key development issues on the continent, with the overarching goal of enhancing development effectiveness. It aims to build a thematic network of researchers-donors-policymakers by undertaking tailored activities, including research, capacity building and facilitating dialogue between researchers and policymakers, to promote African voices on aid effectiveness and its implications on the changing donor landscape in Africa.

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18th Global Development Conference

GDN's 18th Global Development Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development was held from 22-23 March 2018 in New Delhi, India.

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