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

Upcoming events

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

Planning is underway for CGD Summer School 2015! Watch this space for further details early 2015.

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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