The research environment is becoming increasingly interconnected, with international collaboration on the rise. The inclusion of southern knowledge is critical to transforming economic growth into sustainable social and economic development, and developing a global infrastructure that is resilient to new global challenges. This paper seeks to present the case for GDNet’s emphasis on connecting the South with global debates on sustainable development, to explore some of the challenges experienced by researchers in developing countries and to outline the work that GDNet is doing to try to meet them.
Ghoneim, S. Research in development: what does it take to make a difference? Global Development Network (GDNet), New Delhi, India (2011) 13 pp.