GDN’s Programs: Local Research for Better Lives
GDN’s programs not only mirror the changing role of research and research capacity for development in our societies, but also follow shifts in the funding landscape and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Current themes of work include:
See details about GDN's current programs.
All GDN’s programs are built on a bedrock of:
These programs and innovations emerge on the experience of completed programs in our portfolio including development finance, quality of education, aid effectiveness, firm- and sector-level productivity, and natural capital accounting across developing countries, among other topics. Older programs are listed in the program archives.
Despite a general crisis of trust in science and the growing marginalization of social science funding, GDN remains particularly interested in strengthening the positive impact of locally generated research and knowledge on development debates and policy. See GDN’s three-pronged strategy which guides its programs around the world.
For more information, contact the Head of Programs, Francesco Obino, on email@example.com.