The Global Development
Research Center is a virtual
organization that carries out
initiatives in education,
research and practices, in the
spheres of environment, urban, community
and information, and
at scales that are effective.
Current list of
GDRC Institutional Partners
The Institutional Partners Programme of GDRC enables collaboration between organizations to strategize and inspire action. Partnerships pay particular attention to capacity building exercises (including education and training), and information management issues. Collaborative links cover research activities; policy, programme, project and plan development; education; and training-support. GDRC makes every effort to collaborate with existing and related initiatives to avoid duplication and overlap.
Examples of collaborative activities:
|—||Building policy and strategy documents|
|—||Preparing training and capacity building materials|
|—||Creating information campaign kits|
|—||Developing background papers|
|—||Publicizing and disseminating outputs|
|—||Assisting in finding other partners|
Collaborations can take place with international organizations, including those within the UN System; with governmental organizations (including Ministries, Local Governments, universities and research institutions, etc.) with non-governmental organizations (those with international and local programmes), and with individual professionals and researchers seeking to develop new skills and knowledge.
In principle, Institutional Partners remain with GDRC for a period of two years. This can, however, be shortened or extended by mutual consent.
Please ntoe that GDRC programmes are developed and implemented entirely on a voluntary basis. It does not receive any funding for any of its activities. Hence, as a matter of policy, GDRC does not provide any financial support to its Institutional Partners as well.
Application to be a GDRC Institutional Partner