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Global Research Competition

The Global Research Competition -- a competitive grant program designed to provide early-career social science researchers from developing and transition with a platform to investigate international development challenges through collaborative cross-country or inter-regional research projects -- ran from 2013 to 2016, targeting a range of topical development issues.   

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About GDN

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.

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In partnership with the JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI), GDN will document the increase of productivity at the firm level through new managerial methods, such as Kaizen, the Japanese management approach, under this two-year collaborative research program.

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GDN has partnered with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to study the impact of EIB’s investments in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

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“Natural Resource Management - Natural Wealth Accounting” is a capacity building program launched by GDN in 2014 to help three ecologically fragile countries—Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco—to understand the interactions between natural resources and socio-economics activities. 

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This program mobilizes developing country researchers to produce contextualized knowledge on the issue of industrial policies.

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This program aims to strengthen the capacity of independent institutions in the 17 smaller countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to produce evidence on national efforts to increase quality of education.

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Doing Research is a unique GDN program that contributes to a better objective assessment of social science research systems in developing countries, to identify gaps that can be addressed through research policy.

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This program promotes African research on key development issues on the continent, with the overarching goal of enhancing development effectiveness. 

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The Building Research Capacity in Least Developed Countries program supports research institutions in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to strengthen their research and outreach skills in a sustainable manner.

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