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Global Development Network (GDN)

http://www.gdn.int/

Overview

  • Organization TypeIndependent/None
  • Staff26-50
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersIndia
  • Founded1999
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 supports researchers 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. Founded in 1999, GDN is currently headquartered in New Delhi.  An agreement establishing the Global Development Network was signed by representatives of Colombia, Egypt, India, Italy, Senegal and Sri Lanka.     Activities The Global Development Network has a three-pronged strategy which guides its programs around the world.     1. Strengthening research in low-capacity environments Because available funding for research capacity building tends to target the highest quality research outputs, too little effort is made to raise research capacity in weaker environments. GDN’s approach is to help local research institutions build their own capacity. GDN - Establishes two-to-three-year partnerships with institutions selected for the ambition, quality and feasibility of their research capacity building objectives - Provides research institutions with a package of services to implement their plans of action and monitor their results 2. High-quality, global, collaborative research Many developing country researchers lack opportunities and incentives to interact globally or engage in substantive, global collaborative work, because such opportunities and incentives require speci­fic efforts that are currently under-rated and under-funded. GDN uses its network and experience to promote research excellence through collaborative research across regions and disciplines. GDN supports - Global collaborative research projects on major sustainable development challenges through organizational help - North-South and South-South research connections - Capacity building, quality control and monitoring 3. Putting development research to better use A patent mismatch in developing countries between the potential demand for policy research and the actual supply of academic research results in poor research-policy interaction. GDN works on the process of using research by developing various products and approaches to connect researchers and other stakeholders: governments, private sector, civil society. GDN aims to - Develop instruments and approaches to mediate between the supply of, and demand for academic research - Open the design of research to influences from all development stakeholders in order to improve the match between the supply of research and demand for it - Develop high quality “research translation” products and provide training on them, including a high-quality blog on development

Where is Global Development Network (GDN)
Staff1Location of current staff
Jobs0
    Location of open jobs
    Projects5Location of contracts awarded

    Careers

    Job openings over the past year

    13Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Blog Editor
      India
    • Technical Advisor - SOLS
      Cambodia

    Staff at Global Development Network (GDN) have experience in

    Sectors

    • development
    • research & development
    • monitoring / evaluation
    • economic policy
    • tertiary education

    Funders

    • global alliance for clean cookstoves

    Countries

    • kenya
    • united states
    • tanzania
    • egypt
    • india

    Skills

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

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    Company Offices
    • India (headquarters)
    • New Delhi
    • 2nd Floor, West Wing, ISID Complex Plot No. 4, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area

    Experience

    Primary sectors

    Research & Development
    Economic Policy
    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Banking System
    Events / Training
    Migration
    Procurement Process
    Grant Management
    Project Support
    Performance Measurement

    Contract Awards

    Support to the Campbell Collaboration Co-chairs

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    Collaboration On Research Capcity Building (Global)

    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

    Collaboration on Research Capacity Building

    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)