This one-year program addressed key issues related to financial inclusion and the role of micro credit instruments in the overall development of the economy and welfare state in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Supported by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Inter-regional Research Program (IRP) was targeted towards strengthening research and policy links between Latin America, Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific.
The five-year Global Research Project, Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability built the capacity of 14 participating developing country organizations to monitor and analyze public expenditure choices and processes, and to engage constructively with policy officials on various policy options in the three sectors of health, education and water.
This Global Research Project, jointly coordinated with the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), involved seven research teams from across the world (Colombia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Jamaica, Macedonia and Vietnam), to measure the economic and social impacts of migration in developing countries.
GDN's Global Research Project, Understanding Reform: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Reform (2002-2005), examined the successes and failures of various reforms through a cross-country comparison of reform policies and experiences in different regions.
GDN's Global Research Project, Bridging Research and Policy, endeavored to improve and understand the links between research and policy, and bridge the gap between researchers, policymakers and intermediary organizations such as media and professional associations.
Research teams around the world examined the growth experiences of six regions in the developing and transition world – East Asia, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa, under the four-year Global Research Project, Explaining Growth (2000-2004).