The Global Development Institute (GDI) hosts several major centres for research in key areas of development policy, each of which has established links with governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs and other distinguished research institutions.
African Cities Research Consortium
African Cities Research Consortium and its international partners will tackle complex problems in some of Africa’s fastest growing urban areas.
Effective States and Inclusive Development
ESID is a DFID funded global partnership researching what kind of politics can help development to succeed.
The FutureDAMS consortium
The FutureDAMS consortium is working to improve the design, selection and operation of dams to support sustainable development.
Previous research centres
We have a strong history of collaborative research and have hosted numerous international recognised research centres and major projects.
- Studying African Farmer-Led Irrigation
- Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures
- International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa
- The Chronic Poverty Research Centre