GDN has signed a three-year partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), to mobilize and train high potential developing country researchers. These researchers will study the results impact of social investment projects in sub-Saharan African, Caribbean and Pacific countries financed under the Bank’s Impact Financing Envelope (IFE). This ambitious new Programme in Applied Development Finance will provide training in impact assessment methodologies and relevant aspects of EIB operations to selected ACP researchers from leading universities at the EIB headquarters in Luxembourg. They will then be assigned specific IFE projects, under the mentorship of international evaluation experts and in cooperation with local universities and institutions in GDN’s network. The EIB-GDN engagement will cover projects ranging across the sectors targeted by the IFE, such as telecommunications, financial inclusion, innovation and agri-business. The research is also expected to shed light on cross-cutting issues such as gender, climate change and migration.
GDN is now looking for a Program Officer (Research Manager & Program Coordinator) to oversee research management, administration, coordination and service delivery under this ambitious program.