GDNet: the GDN program that exchanges knowledge and showcases southern research
Tools and Services
GDNet provides southern researchers with a space to profile their work and opportunities to engage with others working in development policy and practice. The tools and services that we offer have been developed specifically to support researchers working in developing countries and to make their work known to an international audience.
The GDNet Knowledgebase is a comprehensive internet portal to development research produced in developing countries. Free to use, it features more than 16,500 research papers which are accompanied by clear conclusion based summaries. You can browse by topic through the GDNet Thematic Windows
Become one of the 100 new members joining GDNet every month and Be Seen: You can also create your own profile featuring links to your research and place of work, career details, CV and bibliography. By creating a profile, you are also registering with GDN (the Global Development Network). Once connected, you will receive access to a great range of benefits, including news updates on research and funding. Registration is open to all social science researchers.
Get connected to a range of free online services: Access toacademic journals andimportant datasets is essential for any researcher but it often too expensive and beyond the budget of most southern-based users, GDNet provides free use of a number of online services to its eligible members.
Access to data – get free data from more than 800 countries, covering economic, social and financial indicators, a toolkit for researchers' data exchange and data support services.
Download toolkits – access practical online guides, based on hands-on experience, ranging from writing successful research proposals to using the web to disseminate your findings.
Proposal writing and fundraisingBased on interviews with experienced research fundraisers, this toolkit provides tips and practical suggestions for applying for funding and proposal writing.
Disseminating research online This toolkit provides practical advice for communicating academic research using the internet. It draws on best practice for web strategies from the information and commercial worlds.