• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Development BudgetLess than 1 Million
  • HeadquartersIreland
  • Founded1991

GDSI Limited

Established in 1991, GDSI has its origins in the Centre of Development Studies in the National University of Ireland, Galway. GDSI Limited is now one of Ireland’s most respected international development consulting companies, with an outstanding record of success in delivering sustainable solutions to economic, social and institutional problems in developing and emerging economies.    GDSI has a multi-disciplinary core team of experts in economics, management, enterprise development, public administration and finance, education, social policy, law and human rights. In addition to its core staff, GDSI maintains a carefully registered database of nearly 6,000 international experts in a range of disciplines allowing us to tailor our services to the needs of the client.  GDSI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions to development problems by using the highest quality local and international expertise in a sensitive and collaborative way. GDSI Limited seeks to offer value for money in all assignments in the following technical areas: Economic Planning and Management Enterprise Development and Trade Agriculture and Rural Development Tourism Governance and Public Finance Education and Vocational Training Labour Market Planning and Management Poverty and Social Development Law, Justice and Human Rights GDSI has worked in over 100 countries worldwide. They have implemented technical assistance projects in Western and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, the Caucasus, Africa, Central and South Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific. As one of the first western companies to establish consulting services in the former Soviet Union, GDSI is exceptional in its accumulation of practical experience and in its understanding of the operation and transformation of CIS economies. Its core staff and associates are highly skilled in a variety of European languages and in Russian.  GDSI’s clients include the European Commission, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, United Nations, DFID, Danida and other bilateral and multi-lateral donors. GDSI Limited has also done work for national, regional and local development agencies in Ireland and in EC Member States.
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Staff at GDSI Limited have experience in


  • development
  • local government
  • public administration
  • legislation / regulations
  • economic policy


  • ec
  • world bank group


  • moldova
  • kosovo
  • united states
  • georgia
  • serbia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Local Government
Public Administration
Monitoring / Evaluation
Capacity Building
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Economic Policy
Performance Measurement
Financial Services
Environmental Policy

Contract Awards

Provision of Services for Strengthening the Transport Operating Structure and End-Recipients of Assistance

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

Girl Hub Ethiopia. Yegna – Brand and Media Platform

Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

‘Support to the quality infrastructure framework within a DCFTA context in the Republic of Moldova’

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility Regional Actions: Creating Synergies and Integration

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

Support to the development of the penitentiary and probation systems

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

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Company Offices

  • Ireland (headquarters)
  • Galway
  • Block 15, Galway Technology Park
  • United Kingdom
  • Bristol
  • Bristol Temple Quay 1 Friary Temple Quay Bristol BS1 6EA