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Call For Membership

Call for Membership

South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI) is the South Asian arm of the Global Development Network (GDN) and is a non-profit, regional initiative established in 1998, to foster networking amongst economic research institutions in the South Asia region for establishing strong linkages pertaining to broader concerns of South Asian development. The SANEI Secretariat is currently located at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

SANEI comprises of member institutes based in the countries of South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), and has the objective of fostering strong research inter-linkages among member countries. Initiatives have now been taken to expand the SANEI network to remaining SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Maldives).

SANEI has a membership of 59 research institutes in the South Asia region. At present, there are 15 research institutes from Bangladesh, 26 from India, 3 from Nepal, 10 from Pakistan and 5 from Sri Lanka as its members.

With a view to expanding its outreach, SANEI is inviting applications for membership from economic research institutions in the South Asian Region. Scholars from the member institutions are eligible to compete for research grants in the annual Regional Research Competitions (RRCs) organized by SANEI. For more information about SANEI, visit the website: www.saneinetwork.net

The interested economic research institutions may apply by sending us the completed application form along with brief research activities of the institution and a cover letter to The SANEI Secretariat.


"SAARC Recognized Body" status of SANEI, renewed | SANEI Secretariat relocated in Kathmandu, Nepal | The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. Since its inception in 2000, GDN has provided US$ 3.8 million in awards and travel grants to finalists and winners. The winners of the current round will be chosen by an eminent jury at GDN’s 17th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Peru from 17-18 March, 2016; an event expected to be attended by over 200 practitioners in the field of development where finalists will present their proposals. Finalists from both award categories will be invited to present their proposals at the Conference. | SANEI is now associate member of International Economic Association |