- Global Development Network
The Global Development Network (GDN) is a worldwide network of research and policy institutes working to provide a fresh and relevant perspective to the
development challenges of our time. GDN believes that policy-relevant research, if properly applied, can accelerate the pace of global development. GDN was initially had its head office in USA, in year 2005, the office was shifted to New Delhi, India. The Government of Indiahas granted it the status of international organization. GDN is engaged in research issues related to social and economic development, and encourage researchers by providing platform for the research. Every year GDN invite researchers in its annual conference. Its 2009 annual conference will be held in Kuwait City.
GDN helps researchers by:
*Generate new knowledge in the social sciences & build research capacity
*Share research output, data, and experiences across regions
*Apply research to policy and inform policymakers
Following five core activities are conducted by GDN:
* Regional Research Competitions
* Global Development Awards and Medals Competition
* Global Research Projects
* Annual Global Development Conferences
* GDNet: The Electronic voice of GDN
Researchers Alliance for Development
* [http://www.gdnet.org/ GDN's website]
* Diane Stone, (ed) "Banking on Knowledge: The Genesis of the Global Development Network" (London, Routledge, 2000 i-xvii, 1-266).
* Diane Stone, 'The ‘Knowledge Bank’ and The Global Development Network’, "Global Governance", 9(1) 2003: 43-61.
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