Global Development Network

CERGE-EI is the Central and East European (CEE) Regional Network representative for the Global Development Network (GDN), a leading International Organization of developing and transition country researchers, policy and research institutes promoting the generation, sharing, and application to policy of multidisciplinary knowledge for the  purpose of development. The CEE region is comprised of 16 countries speaking 13 languages.

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. It supports researchers with financial resources, global networking, as well as access to information, training, peer review and mentoring. GDN acts on the premise that better research leads to more informed policies and better, more inclusive development. Through its global platform, GDN connects social science researchers with policymakers and development stakeholders across the world. Founded in 1999, GDN is currently headquartered in New Delhi.


The Global Development Network has entered a new strategy period, in which its vision is a world where in which evidence and scholarly knowledge inform and inspire development and policy decisions. It has a three-pillar strategy:

Local Capacity | Strengthening research in low capacity environments. Because available funding for research capacity building tends to target the highest quality research outputs, to little effort is made to raise research capacity in weaker environments. GDN proposes a specific approach to help local research institutions build their capacity.

Global Research | Delivering high-quality, global collaborative research.  Many developing country researchers lack opportunities and incentives to interact globally or engage in substantive, global collaborative work, because such opportunities and incentives require specific efforts that are currently under-rated and under-funded. GDN proposes to use its network and experience to promote research ecellence through collaborative research across regions and disciplines.

Sharing Evidence | Putting development research to better use. A patent mismatch in developing countries between the potential demand for policy research and the actual supply of academic research results in poor research-policy interaction. GDN proposes to specifically work on the process of using research by using developing various products and approaches to connect researchers and other stakeholders: governments, private sector, civil society.

Read more about GDN's strategy or see a full list of programs here.

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