Learn4dev was established in 2003 as an international joint competence development network. Learn4dev links bilateral and multilateral organisations, offer training and share knowledge in key areas of international development.
It is an international network of development organisations from different backgrounds. They work together to provide better learning opportunities for its staff and partners.
The network is not formalised nor has its own staff or secretariat. It exists thanks to the commitment of its members to contribute to more efficient aid. It thereby benefits from its informal and thus flexible structure.
The evolution of the learn4dev network took place against the background of global paradigm shifts. From the Rome Declaration on Harmonisation (2003) over the Millennium Goals (2000), the Busan agreement (2012) and today's Sustainable Development Goals (2015), the network has always positioned itself within the evolutions and changes in the global development agenda. Click on the links to understand more on the global development framework.
The essence of the learn4dev network are the Expert Groups. Each group is created around a specific topic or common area of interest and is moderated by an Expert Group leader. Within the Expert Groups, members work together on training initiatives, the co-creation of tools or the sharing of knowledge.
Today the network counts 30 member organisations including bilateral donor organisations, multilateral organisations and international training and research centres. Focal points are crucial links between member organisation and the network.