The Global Development Network (GDN) hosted its 19th global development conference on the 23-25 October 2019, to facilitate the research-policy interface in pursuit of the SDGs. The conference also marked the GDN's 20th anniversary since its launch at the Global Development Conference in 1999.
Patrick Guillaumont, President of FERDI chaired the parallel session " Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (parallel session 1.4).
The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is a competitive research grant program under the Global Development Awards Competition 2019. The Awards Competition is administered by GDN, funded under the Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (PHRD) trust fund managed by the World Bank and generously supported by the Government of Japan. This award program identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in developing and transition countries with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues.
The main theme of the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development 2019 was ‘Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences.