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, and 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. To inform and support adaptation policies and practices, GDN proposes:
- to help local research institutions build their capacity;
- to use its network and experience to promote research excellence though collaborative research across regions and disciplines;
- to work on the process of using research by developing various products and approaches to connect researchers and other stakeholders: like governments, private sector and the civil society.