GDNet: GDN’s flagship knowledge service

The GDNet program was GDN’s knowledge service which supported Southern researchers to contribute and debate ideas in development for over a decade. The GDNet program formally closed in June, 2014. GDN will be contacting GDNet members in due course to re-register for a new database of researcher profiles. We hope the following links will be of interest:

GDNet publications:

GDNet’s reflections on the achievements, outcomes and learning of the GDNet programme, 2010 to 2014, are captured in the GDNet Legacy Document.

GDNet’s June 2014 series of short ‘Lessons Learned’ publications comprise: Listening to the South: What GDNet has learned about Southern researchers, their challenges and their needs’

‘Becoming better capacity builders: What GDNet has learned about developing researchers’ confidence and ability to communicate their research’

‘Making Connections: What GDNet has learned about using social media to raise the profile of Southern research’

‘Learning by Design: Perspectives on Monitoring and Evaluating a Southern-Focused Knowledge Service’

GDNet’s other learning publications, toolkits and project documents (e.g. How To Guides on Policy Influence) are available from DFID’s Research for Development portal.

Free e-journals:

INASP and the British Library for Development Studies(BLDS) provide access to several collections of free online journals including collections from Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

How to communicate research:

INASP’s AuthorAid portal is a global network that offers support, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in developing countries.

Accessing development research:

  • Working papers and policy briefs from GDN-funded research are available from the GDN site.
  • The BLDS Digital Library is a free repository of digitised research papers from African and Asian research institutes.
  • Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues.
GDNet : GDN's Knowledge Services