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The Global Development Network (GDN) is an independent International Organization that allies researchers and institutes in development globally. Founded in 1999, GDN is headquartered in New Delhi, with offices in Cairo and Washington DC.

GDN supports researchers in developing and transition countries to generate and share applied social science research to advance social and economic development. GDN's core business is building research capacity. Its aspiration is to achieve a critical mass of researchers who are globally interconnected and produce good research to impact public policy. GDN works in collaboration with 11 Regional Network Partners as well as with international donor organizations and governments, research institutes, academic institutions, think tanks and more than 11,000 individual researchers worldwide.

GDN's Global Research Capacity Building Program helps social scientists in developing and transition countries develop a mix of the skills and knowledge required to become a high-performing researcher. This integrated program includes the Regional Research Competitions, the new Global Research Competition and the Global Research Projects. The Global Research Capacity Building Program is complemented and supported by a range of networking, outreach and dissemination activities.


"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 |