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GDN grants around the world (since 1999)

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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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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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Promoting Innovative Programs from the Developing World: Towards Realizing the Health MDGs in Africa and Asia

This project sought to identify the greatest potential for replication and contributing to the achievement of the three Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) directly related to health in Africa and Asia, namely, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

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Impact of Rich Countries' Policies on Poverty: Perspectives from the Developing World

GDN's fourth Global Research Project was designed to measure the impact of key policies pursued by rich countries on poverty in developing and transition countries. The three main focus areas were trade, migration and capital flows (aid and foreign direct investment – FDI).

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Evidence & Resources

See resources from the program, including blogs, interviews with researchers, webinars and infographics.

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