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Policy Lab at UN World Press Freedom Day

The Global Development Network is holding a Policy Lab at the UN World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2018 in Accra, Ghana, in partnership with UNESCO.

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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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An Expert Formula for Climate Action

Experts from a range of international organizations, NGOs, universities, think tanks and government departments met in New Delhi for a high-level consultation on climate resilience on 15-16 September, sharing their experiences on how to reduce the risks of climate change, and how to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

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Using Evidence for Governance and Service Delivery in India

9 February 2017 | A half-day conference in New Delhi brought together experts from government institutions, non-governmental organizations and national research organizations to discuss the use of evidence in informing policy debate and decisions in India, and the gaps that limit the practice of using evidence for policy.

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Final Progress Review Workshop with the Institute of Gross National Happiness Studies, Bhutan

7-8 November 2016 | GDN held a Final Progress Review Workshop with the Institute of Gross National Happiness Studies, (iGNHaS) Bhutan, a grantee of the GDN “Building Research Capacities in Least - Developed Countries” pilot program.

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African Voices on Research, Policy & International Development

6 October 2016 | With the financial support of USAID, GDN partnered with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the African Growth Initiative (AGI) at the Brookings Institution, to host a series of three high-level panels on the link between local research, domestic policy processes and international aid in sub-Saharan Africa in Washington DC.

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Blended Finance for Local Development and Global Goals: How Will it Work?

16 September 2016 | In partnership with the OECD DAC, GDN organized a two-hour session at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris to explore the challenges of pursuing 'blended finance' as an engine of development.

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

13 July 2016 | GDN organized the second webinar in its two-part series on its Doing Research program, titled “Funding for Social Science Research: Curse or Blessing?”

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What Should Tomorrow's Aid Agencies Look Like?

28 June 2016 | GDN and the Centre for Global Development (CGD) organized a public panel discussion on the future of aid agencies at CGD in Washington DC, gathering key stakeholders in development and winners of GDN's Next Horizons Essay Contest to discuss new -- and ageing -- ideas on the sustainability of development assistance.

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Doing Research Webinar: Why Study the Research Environment?

18 May 2016 | GDN organized a webinar, hosted by Research to Action, outlining ‘"Why the Research Environment Matters." It was the first in a two-webinar series drawing on findings from GDN's Doing Research program.

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