The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID) – hosted by CEIS at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ – aims at promoting a better understanding of current and prospective global development challenges through an inter-disciplinary approach.
To this end, the mandate of ICID has been designed along the following 4 core pillars:
-Promoting and implementing high-level and policy-relevant research across the wide spectrum of development areas.
-Building and facilitating an inter-disciplinary network of experts in the development arena, connecting academia and researchers as well as practitioners in the development field, with a view to increasing the impact of the research community on policy making and development cooperation.
-Creating training opportunities for young researchers in the development field, through PhD and Master courses, seminar and workshop series, student exchanges (involving institutions from both industrialized and less-industrialized countries), as well as research mentoring.
ICID’s design and composition provide it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world. The ownership and reach of ICID research are further strengthened through active research partnerships with government counterparts, workers’ and employers’ organizations, international development organizations, private financial institutions, private sector firms, as well as regional and international development banks.