Centre for Global Development


About the Centre

The Centre for Global Development (CGD) is an interdisciplinary research centre. Established in 1984, the Centre draws on the expertise of more than sixty members from different schools and faculties at the University of Leeds in the field of international development.

The Centre also hosts the Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet), which unites PhD and early career researchers across the University.

Our aim is to promote academic excellence through generating knowledge on development issues in low income countries, and pursuing collaborative research with institutions in the developing world.

Events & News

Three POLIS students debate the ethics of ‘voluntourism’, and have produced a handy guide for those thinking of getting involved in international volunteering – read it here

New blogs published about Tourism Concern’s conference on international volunteering

Two new International bursaries announced for Summer School

Global Development Summer School bursaries announced!

Upcoming events

We are pleased to announce the dates and theme for this year’s CGD Summer School  The post-2015 development agenda: manifesto for an age of global inequality and turmoil? 15 – 18 June, 2015

Resource Politics and Advocacy Struggles in Zimbabwe: Encountering Power at Multiple Scales Postponed, please check back for confirmation

Past events

CGD-RidNet Christmas Social 16 December 2014, SEE common room, University of Leeds

Solar Technology for Everybody 28 November 2014, University of Leeds

Interested in sustainable development, social enterprise and/or renewables? Film and discussion with Dr Richard Komp 27 November 2014, University of Leeds

The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America  19 November 2014, University of Leeds

Annual Researchers in Development (RidNet) conference 12 November 2014, University of Leeds

The Microfinance Delusion: Explaining the Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism 6 November 2014, University of Leeds

Fieldwork in Hot Places: Personal and Methodological Challenges 30 October 2014, University of Leeds


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