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September 2015

Global Development Institute to launch next year

(8 September 2015)

The Institute for Development and Policy Management and the Brooks World Poverty Institute will come together in early 2016 to form the Global Development Institute (GDI). The new Institute will unite the strengths of the two existing Institutes, building on more than 60 years of expertise in the field of development studies within the University.

The Global Development Institute will be Europe’s largest centre committed to addressing global poverty and inequality. The new centre will play a major role in one of the University’s five flagship research beacons: Addressing Global Inequalities.

The new Institute  aims to create and share knowledge to inform and influence policy makers, organisations and corporations, so that they can make positive changes for people living in poverty. More than 45 academics and up to 100 PhD students will become part of the new Institute. It will be jointly led by Professors Uma Kothari and David Hulme.