Since its inception in 1999, GDN has organized conferences in almost every region of the world. GDN conferences are also unique, not only in terms of variety of participants but also in the range of issues of development for discussion, representing different developing regions of the world. Another important feature of GDN conferences is that they provide an international platform for promising young researchers from developing countries to showcase their research and benefit from interaction with world renowned academics and policymakers. This has important implications for capacity building, a central element of the GDN mission.
The 16th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Morocco will be organized in partnership with OCP Policy Center and the Economic Research Forum (ERF).