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
Planning is underway for CGD Summer School 2015! Watch this space for further details early 2015.
CGD-RidNet Christmas Social 16 December 2014, SEE common room, University of Leeds
Solar Technology for EverybodyÂ 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 AmericaÂ 19 November 2014, University of Leeds
Annual Researchers in Development (RidNet) conferenceÂ 12 November 2014, University of Leeds
The Microfinance Delusion: Explaining the Destructive Rise of Local NeoliberalismÂ 6 November 2014, University of Leeds
Fieldwork in Hot Places: Personal and Methodological ChallengesÂ 30 October 2014, University of Leeds