THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER
About the GDRC:
Publications: Documents and Reports

GDRC aims to help users define their professional boundaries within a larger developmental process. This is done by facilitating the customization, contextualization, and localization of available information.

Information (and the environment within which that information exists) being provided to the user should enable the user to -

  1. localize it - i.e. scale it down to the level that it will be used.
  2. contextualize it - i.e. link it to the situation that in which it will be used
  3. customize it - i.e. manage it to satisfy the need for such information
Ein essence, adding a layer of information to knowledge already possessed by the user.

This is why most of GDRC's output is in the form of short 2-3 page documents, many simply a check list of issues, statistics or a definition.

The issues of information presentation and dissemination is itself actively studied and pursued in the GDRC Learning Lab. In particular, many of the lessons learnt in developing GDRC's publications and research output is crystallized in a series of short write-ups developed as a part of the GDRC Programme on information design.
The publications produced by GDRC are also largely influenced by its Capacity Building Policy, which outlines how and to whom the information is developed and delivered.

Each programme page has a "GDRC Research Output" box that contains links to documents or a collection of documents prepared by that programme.

Explore further (click on the Programme title for the list of publications under that programme, click again to collapse the list):

Outputs of research programmes under the
Environment Sphere

Outputs of research programmes under the
Urban Sphere

Outputs of research programmes under the
Community Sphere

Outputs of research programmes under the
Economy Sphere

Outputs of research programmes under the
Information Sphere




GDRC's
Social
Dashboard

  GDRC's 15 research programmes are currently in the process of writing a number of reports that visitors may be interested in co-authoring. Please have a look at the list of future publications

  Within its 15 research programmes, GDRC is exploring a number of interrelated themes. See GDRC Research Themes: A-Z

  If you would like to cite or use any of the documents listed here, please see GDRC's copyright policy . Also publications listed here are closely related to GDRC's Capacity Building Policy

  If you would like to contribute to any of the future publications of GDRC or suggest an idea, please contact GDRC&s coordinator,