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Impact of Rich Countries' Policies on Poverty: Perspectives from the Developing World

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).

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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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In partnership with the JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI), GDN will document the increase of quality and productivity improvement 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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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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GDN is now aiming to scale up the Doing Research program to 40 countries. During this scale up, it is implementing the Doing Research Assessment in 3-5 countries as proof of concept. See details of the kick-off.  

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