This one-year program addressed key issues related to financial inclusion and the role of micro credit instruments in the overall development of the economy and welfare state in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Supported by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Inter-regional Research Program (IRP) was targeted towards strengthening research and policy links between Latin America, Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific.
This Global Research Project, jointly coordinated with the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), involved seven research teams from across the world (Colombia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Jamaica, Macedonia and Vietnam), to measure the economic and social impacts of migration in developing countries.
This project sought to identify the greatest potential for replication and contributing to the achievement of the three Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) directly related to health in Africa and Asia, namely, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
GDN's fourth Global Research Project was designed to measure the impact of key policies pursued by rich countries on poverty in developing and transition countries. The three main focus areas were trade, migration and capital flows (aid and foreign direct investment – FDI).
GDN's Global Research Project, Understanding Reform: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Reform (2002-2005), examined the successes and failures of various reforms through a cross-country comparison of reform policies and experiences in different regions.
GDN's Global Research Project, Bridging Research and Policy, endeavored to improve and understand the links between research and policy, and bridge the gap between researchers, policymakers and intermediary organizations such as media and professional associations.