THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER
The GRDC Research Programme on Sustainable Development
So what do we do with the sustainability concept, especially at the local level? What should we all be doing?
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The term 'Sustainable Development' has been used and misused in a variety of ways by different groups and entities - that there is a constant need to rethink its basic meaning, and adopt it to different situations and scales. [  more ...  ]
Poverty Human Secuity Innovative Communities Sustainability Education

Highlights of GDRC Research
GDRC Docs
- Outside Looking in: External Stakeholders fostering innovative communities
Continuing Research Series E-121.
- The Seven Triads of Sustainability
Concept Note Series E-007.
- Sustainable Development Concepts
Concept Note Series E-008.
- Causes of Poverty
Sourcebook Series e093.
- Innovative Communities
Continuing Research Series E-009.
GDRC Feature
The Sustainability Dashboard

GDRC Feature Access GDRC's Food Security Blog

GDRC
Archieves
      • UN Decade of Education for Sustainablity
• UN Decade on Biodiversity

What is GDRC doing now?
  Currently, GDRC is focussing on enhancing and packaging its contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the broader 2030 agendas. It particularly looks at the role of education and policy-making in promoting sustainable development.
Elsewhere
in GDRC
  •  Microfinance
  •  NGOs and Civil Society
  •  Cities
  •  Information Design
  •  Knowledge Management

This programme is a part of:
More information on GDRC's Environment sphere
  GDRC's Environment Sphere  










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uch of our work on sustainable development in the future will be guided by the Sustainable Development Goals.

See GDRC's Sustainability Dashboard

There is very little we can do for sustainable development, unless it is coupled with poverty alleviation

GDRC supports the SDGs

Important international days related to sustainability celebrated worldwide:
• 22 May: Biodiversity Day

• 11 Jul: Population Day
• 8 Sept: Literacy Day

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