Who we are
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. It sees itself as a global research entrepreneur that promotes research to inform development policy and debate.
What we do
GDN follows a three-pronged strategy. It partners with research institutions in low-income countries to strengthen their capacities. It organizes and supports high-quality collaborative developing-country research across geographies and disciplines. It promotes and facilitates the use of development research by policymakers and other stakeholders. Since 1999, GDN has supported more than 4,000 researchers and grantees from around 140 developing and transition countries.
Why we do it
GDN acts on the premise that better research leads to more informed policies and better, more inclusive development. It also believes that knowledge needs to be localized to be useful for policy, and that empowering developing country researchers leads to better informed policy debate, increased policy ownership, and more sustainable policy choices.
How we work
GDN relies on the support provided by its funding partners, its ten regional network partners, and the strength of its global network in over 80 countries. With the help of a versatile and professional staff, it builds partnerships and catalyzes global research-based initiatives and outputs. It promotes Inclusiveness, Transparency, Efficiency and Research Ethics and Quality.
How we are governed
Formed in 1999 as a unit of the World Bank, GDN became independent in 2001, and is now a public international organization governed by an International Assembly with representatives from Colombia, Hungary, India, Spain and Sri Lanka. GDN has a first-class, diverse academic Board of Directors, who delegate executive decisions to the President.
Where you can find us
GDN is headquartered in New Delhi. Please write to email@example.com or visit www.gdn.int. Find GDN on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr.
Website : http://www.gdn.int/
Phone : +91 11 4323 9494
Address : 2nd Floor, West Wing, ISID Complex, 4 - Vasant Kunj Institutional Area,
New Delhi - 110070, INDIA 110070, India