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An Expert Formula for Climate Action

Experts from a range of international organizations, NGOs, universities, think tanks and...


18th Annual Global Development Conference

GDN's 18th Annual Global Development Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for...



Gdn In The News

Who does the research on aid effectiveness? It matters.

"Accepted knowledge about what works, and what doesn’t, plays a critical role in decisions about aid, particularly at a time when donors face unprecedented pressure to demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness - value for money and impact. But how solid is this knowledge, and whose knowledge is it?" GDN Head of Programs, Francesco Obino discusses the need for academic and policy discourse around aid effectiveness to prioritize the voices of local researchers from aid recipient countries. Read the full article on the London International Development Centre website, here.

Results Framework

From Strategy to Impact - how does GDN do it?


Research is Development — Testimonies from the Royal University of Bhutan

A film about about GDN's efforts to scale up the Royal University of Bhutan's own efforts to...


Impact at a Glance

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