Global Development Network
Principal Office: International
The Global Development Network (GDN) makes grants and awards for research in economics, public policy, and other social sciences. Thematic areas in the GDN include agriculture; energy; environment and climate change; and water – among many others.
GDN’s premise is that good policy research, when properly applied, can accelerate development and improve people’s lives.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
The GDN supports work in economics, public policy, and other social sciences cutting across the “green sector,” or addressing specific topics within it.
1 — Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. Themes for the awards differ from year to year. The awards are open to citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countries.
2 — Global Research Projects. Each global project involves case studies in different countries on a common theme, and each operates via networking among researchers from different countries. Most global projects are for multiple years, and most are funded by major donor organizations. Each project is unique in terms of who is eligible to participate. The size of grants is highly variable.
About Global Research Projects
3 — Regional Research Competitions. These are managed by research organizations which serve as GDN’s hosts in each of several world regions. Each regional network has procedures and guidelines for the grants it may make available.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
GDN’s annual report provides a comprehensive summary of the network’s most recent activities and achievements.
GDN provides contact information for its offices in New Delhi and Washington.
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