The Global Development Institute produces and co-produces research that extends knowledge frontiers and we’re driven by the desire to advance social justice on a global scale.
We achieve this by conducting world-class, interdisciplinary, research that critically and rigorously advances development theory. We work closely with a wide range of researchers from the global South. This includes longstanding relations that reach over many decades alongside new relationships with emerging scholars.
GDI hosts several major centres for research in key areas of development, each of which has links with governments, NGOs and other research institutions.
Our research directly impacts policy development and influences the priorities of both public and private organisations.