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Mapping the development impacts of migration

This paper presents a comprehensive framework for mapping the economic and social impacts of migration, focusing particularly on developing countries that send migrants to other countries, as a way to understand and frame the relationship between migration and development, and to help policymakers devise plans to optimize the overall development impacts of migration.​

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Global Research Competition 2016 -- Aid Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Development Network (GDN) recently closed, on Sept 11, 2016, a competitive call for interest as part of the Global Research Competition (GRC) on aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on health and agriculture.  

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Global Research Competition 2013

Building on the successes and lessons learnt from the pilot round in 2012, GDN launched a second round of the GRC in mid-2013.

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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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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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Science of Life Studies (SOLS), Cambodia | 2016-2017

SOLS Cambodia aims to set up 18 subsidized province centers in Cambodia to provide an alternative system of quality, holistic education under its project, Equal Opportunities for Education.

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About GDN

The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries to promote better lives.

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GDN grants around the world (since 1999)

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Japan Social Development Fund Award

The Japan Social Development Fund Award (JSDF) is a category of GDN's Global Development Awards Competition, which seeks to recognize innovative ideas in the implementation of development projects for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in developing countries.

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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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