GDNet supports southern researchers to contribute and debate ideas in development thinking, policy and practice.
The GDN Supporters
Building research excellence in the developing and transition world
Launched in 1999, the Global Development Network (GDN) is an international organization of research and policy institutes that promotes the generation, sharing and application to policy of multidisciplinary knowledge for the purpose of development. Despite our short history as an independent organization, GDN has made impressive strides toward expanding and diversifying its donor base−from 2 in 2001 to over 20 today−reflecting not only a recognition of GDN’s commitment and purpose but also the critical need of supporting development research.
GDN’s supporters include governments, multilateral development agencies, private corporations and foundations. We are privileged to enjoy long-term relationships with many of our supporters. Much of GDN’s work would not have been possible without their continued belief in GDN’s mission. Support is of a varied nature and can range from focused activities to core funding.
GDN believes in working with multiple partners to mutually build and share knowledge. The multidisciplinary nature of GDN’s activities and global network of institutions aim to generate research that informs and shapes policy, so that development efforts worldwide become more meaningful and give us a better ‘developing’ world.