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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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Next Horizons Essay Contest

In 2014, GDN ran an international essay competition on the future of development assistance in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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KOICA Development Research Award

The KOICA Development Research Award (KOICA Award) was a competitive prize administered by GDN and funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

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Regional Research Competition

The Global Development Network's Regional Research Competitions (RRCs) were carried in partnership with GDN's Regional Network Partners (RNPs) from 1999 to 2016.

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Financial Inclusion and Microfinance in Latin American and Caribbean Nations

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.

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Inter-regional Research Program

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.

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Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability

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.

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Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The GDN Global Research Project, Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was designed to help shape North-South and South-South debates on agricultural policies.

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Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus

Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus, provided research grants to support comparative and systematic research focused across continents, and brought together experts from Francophone Africa, Asia and Latin America to address fundamental issues on urbanization and development.

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Varieties of Governance: Improving Public Service Delivery

GDN's three-year Global Research Project, Varieties of Governance: Effective Public Service Delivery, explored the role of formal and informal institutions, at both country and sector level, in the effectiveness (or lack) of public service delivery in the areas of basic education, water supply and transport infrastructure (roads).

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