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Center for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI)

CERDI was created in 1976. It was the first joint research unit, between the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and a French university, dedicated to development economics. On January 1, 2018, CERDI became a research unit associated with the Research Institute for Development (IRD). CERDI mainly brings together economists, researchers from the CNRS , the IRD and teacher-researchers from the University of Clermont Auvergne . The research conducted at CERDI focuses on the study of international development processes, their drivers and their economic, social and environmental consequences. They are based on three areas: development financing, sustainable development trajectories and the integration of developing countries into the global economy.

Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI)

FERDI, the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development is a think tank which was created in 2003. Its primary, research-based purpose, is to influence the international discussion on major development issues. Independent and not-for-profit, FERDI mobilizes high-level researchers in the field of international development and offers relevant and innovative thinking on the key issues in development economics. FERDI is particularly active on issues related to development effectiveness, sustainable development, and global governance.

The University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA)

The University of Clermont Auvergne aims to be a major player in development, and a major university of education and research with an international dimension.  Strongly connected to its territorial environment and to the socio-economic world, it intends to rank among the best French universities in the Shanghai ranking, by developing sustainable models of life and production, and combining academic training with civic education. In 2017, UCA received the I-Site label. This makes it one of the few universities selected to implement a long-term policy of excellence, develop interactions with their economic environment and attract internationally renowned research teams. The university is also involved in the organization of summer schools and international conferences.

Global Development Network (GDN)

The Global Development Network is a public international organization headquartered in New Delhi that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries to promote better lives. It provides researchers and research institutions with financial resources, global networking, as well as access to information, training, peer review and mentoring. GDN acts on the premise that better research leads to more informed policies and better, more inclusive development. Through its global platform, GDN connects social science researchers with policymakers and development stakeholders across the world.

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