The Centre for Global Development (CGD) is an interdisciplinary research centre. Established in 1984, the Centre draws on the expertise of more than 60 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 vision

The CGD is an internationally recognised centre dedicated to addressing the world’s most pressing development problems by bringing people together, generating and applying new knowledge and expertise, and delivering excellent research and teaching.

Our aims

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

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Join the Development Studies mailing list

Join the Researchers In Development google group.

Email us for more information at cgd@leeds.ac.uk.