May 2016

GDN Communications Resources

GDN  in the News Stories about GDN's work and point of view.

Branding Manual (2016)

Reports and Papers Style Guide 

The correct GDN logo (Older versions showing strapline that may still be in circulation are not correct, and should be replaced.)  

Recent Media Releases

09 Oct, 2017. “We are very happy at GDN to be able to offer, through this partnership with the European Investment Bank, a unique opportunity for young researchers from the ACP regions to marshal the tools and methods of evaluation and apply them to innovative, high development impact private finance projects,” said Pierre Jacquet, President of GDN. See Media Release

15 June, 2017. The Global Development Network (GDN) and the Peru-based Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) co-hosted the launch of the new book, 'Improving Access and Quality of Public Services in Latin America: To Govern and to Serve'   at the GRADE offices in Barranco, Lima on Thursday today. See Media Release

24 August, 2016. The Global Development Network (GDN) is pleased to launch a new researach initiative with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute to document how the Japanese managerial philosophy of Kaizen performs. Kaizen literally means change (kai) for good (zen), and encourages continuous learning and improvement. If adopted as a managerial guiding principle, Kaizen is said to lead to industrial growth and to development within both public and private sectors. See Media  Release.

8 August, 2016. The Global Development Network (GDN) has launched a new call for expressions of interest in studying the effectiveness of international aid in Africa. Early career researchers from developing countries will compete to win four grants of $24,000, to fund institutional, comparative, cross-country research efforts looking at why (and why not), and how aid works in sub-Saharan Africa. See Media Release.

Are you a reporter?

If you are a reporter, and are new to GDN's work, please do get in touch! We'd be happy to ensure you have all the background information you need for your story.

If you can only read one key resource as you prepare for an interview, try one of these:

GDN's experts available for media interviews

Pierre Jacquet, President

Pierre Jacquet is the fourth President of the Global Development Network (GDN). Formerly Chief Economist of the French Development Agency (AFD) between 2002 and 2012, he also served as the Executive Director in charge of strategy from 2002 to 2010. Preceding AFD, he was Deputy Director of the French Institute on International Relations (IFRI), where he was responsible for the economic program and was Chief Editor of IFRI's quarterly review Politique Etrangère. Full bioEmail: 

Ramona Angelescu Naqvi, Director of Programs

Ramona Angelescu Naqvi is Director of Programs at GDN, with general supervision of the organization's research programs under the President's leadership. She currently leads several global and inter-regional research projects at GDN and is the Team Lead for the interdisciplinary Global Research Competition. Ramona also manages the relationships with GDN's Regional Network Partners and a host of bilateral and multilateral donors. Full bioEmail:

Anindya Chaudhuri, Senior Economist  

Anindya is Senior Economist at GDN. He oversees the economic foundations of research capacity building programs in developing countries. His own research focuses broadly in the areas of human capital, information systems, and public services delivery mechanisms. Full bio  Email:

Francesco Obino, Program Manager

Francesco Obino is Program Manager at the Global Development Network. He has 8 years of experience in research, publishing and research capacity building in academia, international organizations, international and grassroots NGOs and academic publishing. His main research interest is the interplay of institutional development and organisational functioning for actors that focus on producing research across the global North and the global South. At GDN, he manages programs on institutional research capacity building and research training strengthening in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Full bioEmail:

How to describe or refer to GDN 

Our name is Global Development Network. We refer to ourselves simply as GDN, once our full name has been used.

In 2017, we revised our strapline to: Local Research for Better Lives.  [We will apply this to all our communications products henceforth. We are no longer using the strapline, "Global Research Capacity Building Program," nor the older, longer version of the strapline seen on a few documents]. 

This is how we describe ourselves:

Single Sentence:

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.

Paragraph Description:

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, and 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.

Are you a researcher supported by GDN, and do you have a media story?

Your research is newsworthy particularly if you can describe new findings, trends and statistics from your study, as well as the potential of its impact on development in your country or the rest of the world. GDN can help you get your story out to the media, and you can also do this yourself. Please do contact Madhuri Dass at if you would like more tips and guidance on how to approach the media.

Meanwhile, do not forget to

a) mention that your work is supported by GDN, while speaking to the media

b) use an accurate description of GDN and its work in your writing and reports (see above)

c) refer reporters to GDN for more information as needed, especially if the questions are beyond the scope of your study, and

d) remember to send us copies of any media stories you and your work are featured in 


Madhuri Dass
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