• Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia

    Addis Ababa University (AAU), the oldest and largest higher education institution in Ethiopia, has a long track record of leading the higher education system of the country with training, research and community services by motivating different brands of collaborations, partnerships and outreach programmes and activities.

  • African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), Ghana

    The African Center for Economic Transformation is an economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. Our vision is that by 2025 all African countries will drive their own growth and transformation agendas, led by the private sector and supported by capable states with strong institutions and good policies. We work toward this vision through our analysis, advice, and advocacy. ACET mission is to promote policy and institutional reforms for sustained economic growth and transformation in Africa.

  • African Micro-Economic Research Unit (AMERU), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

    The African Microeconomic Research Unit (AMERU) brings together South African and African researchers to conduct rigorous quantitative research on African microeconomic issues, specifically on firm dynamics, labour markets and education. The research unit has a number of core aims: - to produce rigorous data-driven research that is relevant for policy makers; - to build networks between South African, African and international researchers working on Africa; - to develop research capacity for the analysis of microeconomic data.

  • Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE), Cuba

    La Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE) ha acompañado a la sociedad cubana durante la última década en un proceso de desarrollo pacífico y participativo, que respeta la equidad de género.

  • Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) in Ethiopia

    ACORD has been working in Ethiopia since 1995 to address the key issues of sustainable livelihoods and social justice

  • Agroecologia Universidad Cochabamba (AGRUCO)

    AGRUCO es un centro universitario de excelencia en investigación participativa revalorizadora, formación posgradual e interacción social con comunidades indígenas, originarias campesinas y municipios que pertenece a la Facultad de Ciencias Agrícolas, Pecuarias, Forestales y Veterinarias de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón.

  • American University of Cairo (AUC), Egypt

    The American University of Cairo is Egypt's top private university, with a focus on a broad range of academic fields.

  • American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    The American University of Central Asia leads and develops leaders for the democratic transformation of the region.

  • Bread for all / Brot für Alle, Switzerland

    Bread for all is the Development Service of the Protestant Churches in Switzerland. Bread for all empowers people in Asia, Latin America and Africa to free themselves from poverty and dependency and it motivates people in the North to commit to a fairer world.

  • CAMP Alatoo, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    CAMP Alatoo is a non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 2004 promoting improvement of the livelihood of the Central Asian Mountain communities based on the sustainable natural resource management through development, adaption and introduction of the best international and local experiences. CAMP Alatoo is a successor organization of the Central Asian Mountain Partnership (CAMP), a program financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

  • Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Studies (CARDS) - Bogor Agricultural University (Institut Pertanian Bogor), Indonesia

    Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Studies (CARDS) is structurally under the Institute of Research and Community Empowerment - Institut Pertanian Bogor (LPPM IPB). CARDS established by Rector Decree number 061/K13/OT/2005. Currently, CARDS main task in the field of research and development of education and community service related to the implementation and results of the research. CARDS vision is "To be the Leading Studies Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development". CARDS mission are (1) to develop academic studies in the field of agriculture socio-economics (in the broad sense) that oriented at improving the welfare of farmers and rural communities in Indonesia; (2) Developing innovative ideas in the field of socio-economic study of agriculture, agrarian, gender and poverty reduction in Indonesia; (3) Developing approaches to the empowerment of farmers and rural communities to meet the degree of social welfare better; and (4) participate in the processes of development of socio-economic sciences and the development of agriculture in the broad sense. CARDS conduct research activities through grants from the government and in cooperation with state agencies, local government, private and NGO.

  • Center for Development and Cooperation CD, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

    We are involved in the areas of research and development, knowledge and technology transfer, professional training and continued education, and we provide assistance and support to businesses. This allows us to make a contribution to positive development in emerging and developing countries, as well as strengthening Switzerland as a centre of knowledge.

  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia

    The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management around the world.

  • Central Department of Geography (CDG TU), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

    There are three major types of courses being offered to the students such astheory of science and methodology courses, geographic approaches, issues and problems courses and research and workshop courses.

  • Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB), Switzerland

    The Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB) coordinates Africa-related teaching and events at the University of Basel in cooperation with institutions outside the university. The CASB is the only institution in Switzerland offering a Masters Degree in African Studies. Through the Centre of Competence on Africa it promotes and coordinates research on Africa at the University of Basel.

  • Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland

    The Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) is the University of Bern’s centre for sustainable development research.

  • Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum, Kerala, India

    A premier social science research institution engaged in interdisciplinary research on development problems in India.

  • Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS)

    Les quatre grands axes de recherche du Centre de recherches sont aujourd’hui : environnement urbain, santé et qualité de la vie, nutrition, milieu naturel et biodiversité.

  • Centro de Estudios Económicos y Sociales (CIESS-ECONOMETRICA), Bolivia

    CIESS-ECONOMETRICA is the leading research institute in the country on economic, social and development issues, emphasizing coordination and complementarity with government agencies, consulting firms and universities.

  • Centro de Estudios Superiores de México y Mesoamerica (CESMECA), Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (UNICACH), San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico

    Desde su creación en 1995, en el marco de la perspectiva jurídico-institucional de fundación de esta Universidad recibió el encargo de generar conocimientos sobre la realidad social y la cultura de los pueblos del sur de México y Centroamérica, así como el de favorecer la educación superior, particularmente en los niveles de posgrado y contribuir a la difusión científica y cultural.

  • Cooperation and Development Center, CODEV, Switzerland

    The aim of Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) is to promote and coordinate scientific cooperation activities within EPFL

  • Department of Development Studies, School of Arts, Kathmandu University, Nepal

    The Department of Development Studies under the School of Arts (SOA) of Kathmandu University, one of the youngest departments of the University, offers multidisciplinary courses to meet the growing complexity of choices, issues, scales and resources encountered in the planning, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of development activities. The department aims to establish a centre of excellence in the near future that conducts research and policy dialogues on diversified issues related to development, development activities and interventions.

  • Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

    The University of Ghana is the oldest of the public universities in Ghana. Its mission is 'to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet the development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination'. The University of Ghana has four colleges which comprise schools and institutes. The colleges provide both undergraduate and graduate studies. The University of Ghana has an enrolment of over 20,000 students including international students. The Department of Economics is one of the pioneer departments created at the time of the establishment of the University of Ghana in 1948.

  • Department of Geography, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    In the Department of Geography research is conducted within the following themes: Environmental degradation and conservation, Agricultural geography, Geographical Information Systems, Urban and rural planning, Urban and rural livelihoods and climate change. There are a number of research groups including Master’s Students, PhD students and staff.

  • Department of Geography, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

    The Institute of Geography at the University of Neuchâtel (IGG) was founded in 1974. Providing an open environment for students through its friendly and accessible teaching staff, it also makes significant national and international contributions to research and education.

  • Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Founded in the 19th century (in 1886) it’s one of the oldest departments of this discipline in the world. Many famous scholars taught sociology in Geneva, such as de Sismondi, Louis Warin, Jean Piaget or Roger Girod.The profile is more methodological than thematic orientated and has its strengths in the multiplicity of approaches and schools represented.

  • Development Study Group (DSGZ), Institute of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

    The DSGZ is a platform of researchers working in the field of development studies.

  • Eau et Assainissement pour l'Afrique (EAA), Burkina Faso

    Vision Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène pour tous et pour toujours dans une Afrique prospère. Mission Notre mission repose sur une approche multisectorielle de promotion de l’accès durable et équitable des populations Africaines aux services d’eau et d’assainissement.

  • Ecole Africaine des Métiers de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme (EAMAU), Lomé, Togo

    Ecole Africaine des Métiers de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme (EAMAU) 422, rue ds Balises quartier Tokoin Doumasséssé (Lomé : Adewi) BP 2067 Lomé

  • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

    El Colegio de la Frontera Sur es un centro público de investigación científica, que busca contribuir al desarrollo sustentable de la frontera sur de México, Centroamérica y el Caribe a través de la generación de conocimientos, la formación de recursos humanos y la vinculación desde las ciencias sociales y naturales.

  • Environment and Sustainable Development Programme (ESD), UNU's Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University (UNU)

    The UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) seeks to achieve and promote a better understanding of three of the most pressing issues on the UN agenda: global change, peace and security, and development. UNU-ISP takes an innovative approach to sustainability, bridging these cross-cutting themes through research, educational and collaborative initiatives with the aim of solving current problems and anticipating future challenges.

  • Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA), Senegal, Relay for Participatory Urban Development

    A partir de la fin des années 70, Enda est progressivement devenu une organisation internationale non gouvernementale qui, pendant près de 30 ans, a su mettre en œuvre des ressources insoupçonnées pour conter cette pauvreté sans cesse croissante, préserver un environnement qui se dégradait alors dans une relative indifférence, et faire la promotion d’une citoyenneté indispensable à la prise de décisions idoines en phase avec les intérêts des plus démunis.

  • Facultad Latinoamericana en Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Costa Rica

    FLACSO es un organismo internacional de carácter autónomo y regional, creado en 1957, por iniciativa de la UNESCO y algunos gobiernos de la región. Su principal objetivo es promover las ciencias sociales en América Latina y el Caribe.

  • Faculty of Agronomic Sciences (FSA), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

    The Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of the University of Abomey-Calavi (FSA-UAC) is the oldest institution in higher agricultural education in Benin, created in 1970. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of rural households and the prevention of food insecurity and malnutrition in the population through the training of young agronomists, research-development, dissemination of scientific knowledge in all aspects of agricultural sciences as well as expertise for local agribusiness enterprises and development agencies. To achieve this mission, FSA-UAC implements various educational programs to students and technicians that lead to BSc, master and doctoral degrees.

  • Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile

    The Faculty of Economics and Business has close connections with its Jesuit partners Georgetown University and Fordham University in the US. The Master of economics is considered one of the best in the country and it has international recognition.

  • FORIG Forestry Research Institute of Ghana

    The Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is a institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi, Ghana.

  • Haramaya University (formerly known as Alemaya University), Dire Dawa, Ethiopia


  • Hawassa University, Ethiopia

    Hawassa University is one of the biggest public higher education Institutions in Ethiopia which provides teaching, research and consultancy services in various areas of development. It strives to support the development of communities by engaging in need-based researches and dissemination of relevant findings. It has separate research organ which is responsible for coordinating research and technology transfer.

  • HEKS - Swiss Interchurch Aid

    HEKS gives humanitarian and emergency aid and fights the causes of hunger, injustice and social deprivation. All people should be able to live a life of dignity and of safety in social, economic and political terms.

  • Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

    HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is one of the most experienced and largest development organisations in Switzerland. It came into existence on 1 July 2011 with the merger of two organisations: Helvetas (founded 1955) and Intercooperation (founded 1982).

  • Hue University College of Agriculture and Forestry (HUAF), Hue, Vietnam

    Hue University College of Agriculture and Forestry has the mission to train human resources in high quality of science and technology. In addition, it specializes in scientific research and the technology to transfer and meet the needs of agriculture and rural development for the central, highland regions, and for the whole country in accordance with regional and global integration.

  • Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Cape Town, South Africa

    The core business of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is to conduct large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies.

  • Institut d’Economie Rural (IER) / Centre Régional de la Recherche Agricole (CRRA), Mali

    Créé le 29 novembre 1960 comme service rattaché au Ministère de la production, l’Institut d’Economie Rurale est le principal organisme public chargé de la recherche agricole au Mali. Il a été érigé en Etablissement Public à caractère Administratif (EPA) en 1993, puis en Etablissement Public à caractère Scientifique et Technologique (EPST) en 1998. Le Centre Régional de la Recherche Agronomique (CRRA) de Sikasso a été créé par arrêté n° 5482/MAEE-CAB du 13 décembre 1991.

  • Institut National de la Statistique (INSTAT), Madagascar

    The “INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE” (INSTAT) of Madagascar was established on 25th November 1947. Its main mission is to design and coordinate the implementation of the national policy in statistics, and its scope in economy, health, education and demography.INSTAT is also responsible for the scientific and technical analysis in order to support the government to the management of the national economy.

  • Institute for International Cooperation in Education (IZB)

    The Institute for International Cooperation in Education IZB is an institute for research and development at the University of Teacher Education Zug. IZB addresses the international dimension of education in its scientific studies and services. Thematically, IZB focuses on questions of education in development cooperation, interculturality and internationalisation of teacher education.

  • Institute of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

    The department undertakes from time to time field extension projects in the adjoining rural communities of the University in order to develop linkages between farmers and the department. The students are being sent to the villages for practical application of the principles and techniques learnt in the classroom to farmers’ fields. The department also makes use of radio to disseminate agricultural information among the rural masses on regular basis.

  • Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), University of Delhi Enclave, India

    IEG's research falls into nine broad themes: Agriculture and rural development, environment and resource economics; globalization and trade; industry, labour and welfare; macro-economic policy and modeling; population and development; health policy; and social change and social structure.

  • Institute of Economics and Econometrics (IEE), Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

    The Institute for Economics and Econometrics (IEE) is responsible for teaching and research in economics and econometrics within the Geneva School of Economics and Management.

  • Institute of Education Research (INIE), University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

    The Institute of Education Research (INIE) is an academic unit of the Faculty of Education of the University of Costa Rica. It is dedicated to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in the field of educational sciences aiming to improve the Costa Rican educational system and to enhance cooperation and research in the field of education at a national and international level. It provides specialized courses and workshops on education, research, and other education-specific areas.

  • Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD), University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    Composed of about 80 members, the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) is an interdisciplinary institute that combines competences of various fields of human and social sciences (geography, economy, philosophy, anthropology, political sciences), cartography and statistics, as well as physical geography. The focus is on research on sustainability with six priority objectives: • cultures and natures of tourism • development, societies, environments • environmental humanities • geographical information sciences (ScIG). • urban studies • water and geoheritage Each researcher is attached to one or more of these poles of research. In addition, the institute offers competences in certain methodological fields, in particular cartography, as well as quantitative and qualitative methods in the fields of geography and social sciences.

  • Institute of Research and Economic Development (IRED), Nairobi, Kenya

    The Institute of Research of Economic Development limited (IRED) is devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and analysis, consultancy and training in Africa. IRED also collects and analyses relevant data and disseminates its research findings to a wide range of stakeholders through workshops/conferences, internal seminars. The vision of IRED is to be a leading institute of applied research and professional services that is the catalyst for positive change and economic development.

  • Institute of Resources and Environment (IREN), Hue University, Vietnam

    The Institute of Resources and Environment of Hue University specializes in research and technology transfer to support the socio-economic development of the Central and Highland regions of Vietnam as well as post-graduate training in the field of resources and environment. IREN's research focuses include the management of natural resources, biodiversity conservation, payment for environmental services (PES/FPES), emissions reduction from deforestation and degradation (REDD, REDD+), and reducing the impacts of natural disasters and risks posed by climate change. IREN also organizes short-term trainings and capacity building activities for local officials at all levels about environmental impact assessments (EIA), GIS & RS, and community development.

  • Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern, Switzerland

    Founded in 1966 in the historical city centre of Bern as the "Ethnological Seminar", the Institute of Social Anthropology has developed into one of the largest institutes of ethnology/social anthropology in the German-speaking regions, with three full professors, two associate professors and many lecturers. It now accommodates a total of around 450 students.

  • Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora (Instituto Mora), Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

    Como integrante del Sistema de Centros Públicos CONACYT, al apoyar la investigación científica de calidad e impulsar la formación de Recursos Humanos de alto nivel, el Instituto Mora cumple la parte que le corresponde en el fomento al desarrollo del país, que es la misión del Programa Especial de Ciencia y Tecnología (PECYT).

  • Instituto del Conurbano (ICO), Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (UNGS)

    El Instituto del Conurbano (ICO) investiga la problemática moderna de las ciudades, en particular la Región Metropolitana de Buenos Aires, con el propósito de formar profesionales altamente capacitados para intervenir en procesos de desarrollo sustentables, equitativos y democráticos.

  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal

    Globalization and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.

  • International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), Bonn

    IHDP's mission is to produce, promote and coordinate innovative social science research that informs and improves societal responses to global environmental change. In order to better understand the interactions of humans with and within their natural environment, IHDP advances interdisciplinary interaction and collaborates with the natural, physical and social sciences.

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Programme pour l’Afrique Centrale et Occidentale (PACO)

    Valoriser et conserver la nature, pour renforcer les travaux fondamentaux de l’UICN sur la conservation de la biodiversité, en soulignant à la fois les valeurs tangibles et intangibles de la nature. Gouvernance efficace et équitable de l’utilisation de la nature, pour consolider les travaux de l’UICN concernant « les relations entre l’homme et la nature », les droits et les responsabilités et l’économie politique de la nature. Des solutions basées sur la nature pour relever les défis mondiaux du climat, de l’alimentation et du développement, pour élargir les travaux de l’UICN sur la contribution de la nature à la résolution des problèmes de développement durable, notamment du point de vue du changement climatique, de la sécurité alimentaire et du développement économique et social.

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Tanzania

    Valoriser et conserver la nature, pour renforcer les travaux fondamentaux de l’UICN sur la conservation de la biodiversité, en soulignant à la fois les valeurs tangibles et intangibles de la nature. Gouvernance efficace et équitable de l’utilisation de la nature, pour consolider les travaux de l’UICN concernant « les relations entre l’homme et la nature », les droits et les responsabilités et l’économie politique de la nature. Des solutions basées sur la nature pour relever les défis mondiaux du climat, de l’alimentation et du développement, pour élargir les travaux de l’UICN sur la contribution de la nature à la résolution des problèmes de développement durable, notamment du point de vue du changement climatique, de la sécurité alimentaire et du développement économique et social.

  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI) West Africa, Accra, Ghana

    IWMI's sub-regional research portfolio focuses on efforts to reduce poverty and to provide improved food security through sustainable and efficient agricultural water use. Related projects range from the analysis of adoption factors for different farming technologies to basin-scale modeling, irrigation policy development, understanding the relationship between malaria and irrigation, and identifying and implementing health risk reduction measures for safer wastewater reuse.

  • Journalists for Democracy and Human Rights (JDHR) Pakistan

    Journalists for Democracy and Human Rights (JDHR) - www.jdhr.org is an independent think tank and a pro-people campaigning/policy outreach, capacity building and research organization that strives to set Media’s Agenda and to create more Media space for Common People, taking gender as a cross cutting issue.

  • Kannur University, Kerala, India

    The objective of the Kannur University Act 1996 is to establish in the state of Kerala a teaching, residential and affiliating University, promoting the development of higher education in Kasargod and Kannur revenue districts and the Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad District.

  • Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kenya

    The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) is a premier national institution bringing together research programmes in food crops, horticultural and industrial crops, livestock and range management, land and water management, and socio-economics.

  • KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

    The KOF Swiss Economic Institute delivers profound insights into the field of Economic Research. Besides conducting surveys in all branches of the Swiss economy, it also creates forecasts and indicators for business cycle analysis. KOF's data pool of business surveys is unique in Switzerland. KOF uses these data sets to mirror the economic situations and moods of Swiss companies through the generation of indicators. KOF also analyzes the innovation of Swiss companies, provides studies on health issues and comments on current economic developments. KOF is also involved in the joint economic forecast in Germany, which is used by the German Government as a directional measure of future economic development.

  • Laboratoire de Recherches Vétérinaires et Zootechniques de Farcha (LRVZ/F)

    L’augmentation de la production en vue d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire de la population et de contribuer à la réduction la pauvreté : une priorité pour le LRVZ.

  • Luc Hoffmann Insitute, Switzerland

    The Luc Hoffmann Institute was established in 2008 by WWF and strives to create greater alignment between conservation science, policy and practice. It is an independent research hub catalysing new ideas to solve environmental challenges that require a range of scientific expertise.

  • Maestría en Planeación y Políticas Metropolitanas, Departamento de Sociología, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM), Azcapotzalco, Mexico

    Formar profesionales de alto nivel académico en la investigación y planeación integral del desarrollo metropolitano, capaces de profundizar en el conocimiento de su objeto de estudio y de identificar, analizar y proponer alternativas de solución a los problemas propios de este fenómeno. Para ello se utilizará un conjunto de informaciones, conceptos y técnicas específicas para las cuales se tomarán en cuenta sus aspectos sociales, económicos, políticos y espaciales, desde una perspectiva crítica y un enfoque plural surgido del trabajo interdisciplinario.

  • Mekelle University, Ethiopia

    The merger the two former colleges: Mekelle Business College and Mekelle University College established the University in May 2000 by the Government of Ethiopia (Council of Ministers, Regulations No. 61/1999 of Article 3) as an autonomous higher education institution. The two colleges have their own historical developments after beginning from scratch, and have also experienced exhausting ascends and descends, with voluminous relocations from place to place.

  • Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI), University of Central Asia

    MSRI's goal is to support and enhance the resilience and quality of life of mountain societies through the generation and application of sound research.

  • NADEL Center for Development and Cooperation, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

    The NADEL Center for Development and Cooperation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) brings together researchers and practitioners to build and share knowledge for effective policy making to address global and local development challenges. NADEL also offers a MAS and CAS in Development and Cooperation providing students as well as professionals an inspiring learning environment in which they can acquire the knowledge and methods to find innovative solutions to contribute to sustainable and inclusive development worldwide. The NADEL is hosted by the Development Economics Group. The Development Economics Group conducts empirical and experimental research in economics to develop solutions to poverty and inequality and to improve the design of development policies. The research projects are often part of international and interdisciplinary research programs, collaborating with partners from developing countries and with development organizations. Most of the research activities focus on countries and cities of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Naturaleza, Energia y Sociedad - NES NATURALEZA SAS, Colombia

    Nes Naturaleza is a consultancy firm, an initiative of strategic thinking that generates and motivates ideas that drive productive projects and reinforces the basic principles of sustainable rural development.

  • Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR)

    Nepal Center for Contemporary Research (NCCR) conducts researches on conflict, peace and security in South Asia.

  • Nepal Institute of Development Studies (NIDS), Kathmandu, Nepal

    NIDS (Nepal Institute of Development Studies), a non governmental research organization established in 1998, has been focusing on prioritized issues which are associated to development of the country. NIDS contributes to the development process by conducting research, implementing effective programs to create environment through initiation, facilitation and coordination of activities and networking/lobbying and advocating on equitable development strategies.

  • Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanisation in the South (N-AREUS), France


  • Pastoralist Forum Ethiopia (PFE), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    PFE aspires to see empowered pastoralist enjoying sustainable development.

  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

    The Pontifical Xavierian University (in Spanish La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) is a private higher education institution founded in 1623. It is one of the oldest, most traditional, and prestigious Colombian universities, founded and directed by the Jesuits, with its main facilities in Bogotá and a second campus in Cali. It is one of the 28 universities entrusted to the Jesuits in Latin America and one of 114 around the world.

  • Posgrado en Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Ciudad de México, México

    Visión: Desarrollar científicos sociales capaces de penetrar todos los ámbitos de la sociedad, aptos para resolver problemas mediante la aplicación de herramientas metodológicas y la integración del conocimiento social, así como la generación, asimilación, reproducción y uso de nuevas formas de éste.

  • Postgrado Latinoamericano en Trabajo Social (PLATS), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH), Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    Ciencias Sociales con énfasis en Gestión del Desarrollo Demografía Social Gestión Social Urbana Trabajo Social con Orientación en Gestión del Desarrollo

  • Post-Graduate Course on Development Countries (NADEL), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

    NADEL offers a multi-disciplinary course program to young and experienced professionals working in development cooperation. The courses offered are closely linked with NADEL’s research activities and development consultancies.

  • Programa Unión Internacional de Arquitectos y Ciudades Intermedias y Urbanización Mundial (UIA-CIMES), Lleida, Spain

    Cabe mencionar que algunas de las particularidades del Programa son, en primer lugar, que es el único apoyado por una administración local, y en segundo lugar, que es uno de los Programas que trata en el seno de la UIA los temas del urbanismo y que se desarrolla a escala mundial.

  • Sarar Transformación SC, Tepoztlan, Mexico

    Sarar Transformación SC, con sede en Tepoztlán, Morelos, México, es un grupo consultor internacional multidisciplinario principalmente enfocado en los últimos años al desarrollo y promoción de sistemas de saneamiento ecológico - ecosan.

  • School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL), Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

    The HAFL in Zollikofen is a centre of excellence in the agricultural, forestry and food industries.

  • School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

    AIT's mission is "to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy". AIT will serve the human resource development needs of developing countries in Asia taking into account their specific development priorities, gender issues and social values. SERD activities and function will be within this framework, as a majority of its graduates return and participate in the development goals of their countries. Those who pursue their doctoral degrees increase their professional skills and qualifications.

  • South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), Bangladesh

    SANEM is a network of economists and policy makers in South Asia with a special emphasis on economic modeling.

  • Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF), Islamabad, Pakistan

    Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered under society’s act 1860 in May 2006. It is a pool of researchers, scientists, implementers and policy scholars who believes in sustainable action for all spheres of life. SDF wish to turn out one new method after another, always combining two goals: sustainable livelihoods for the poor and regenerating the environment. SDF is committed with the concept of sustainable development - living within the limits of the natural environment and livelihoods without compromising the needs of future generations.

  • Swiss Academy for Development, Switzerland

    The Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) is a practice-oriented research institute that promotes development opportunities for children and young people who experience rapid and often conflictual change, and encourages their participation in society.

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Bern, Switzerland

    The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

  • Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)

    The SFIAR has the following goals and objectives: Sharing information between the stakeholders involved in agricultural research for development (ARD) in Switzerland and encouraging dialogue within this community on different views, interests and perspectives related to ARD.

  • Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, ISDC

    The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law is a center of expertise on foreign law, attached to the Swiss Department of Justice and Police.

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India

    The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is an institution of excellence in higher education devoted to the development and application of knowledge that promotes and supports the creation of a just and equitable society through sustainable and participatory development practice. TISS engages in teaching and research in a wide range of social science disciplines, in the dissemination of knowledge, policy support and advocacy, as well as in extension work at the local, national, regional and international levels. It has 2900 students and 210 full-time faculty members, spread among four campuses located in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad.

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Laos

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. In Lao PDR, UNDP works to ensure that all people benefit from national development. We support growth which creates more and better economic and social opportunities, without harming the environment.

  • University of Central Asia (UCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan

    UCA’s mission is to promote the social and economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while at the same time helping the different peoples of the region to preserve and draw upon their rich cultural traditions and heritages as assets for the future. UCA seeks to contribute leadership, ideas, and innovations to the transitioning economies and communities of the region through modern educational and vigorous research programmes that produce knowledgeable, skilled and creative graduates.

  • Vietnam National University, Faculty of Geography, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Since 1991, under the faculty of Geography there have been five departments, of which professional activities as fields of Environment, Economics and Regional Development, Social – Demography, Tourism (Geography), and Cartography-Remote sensing-GIS. In October 2009, Section of Tourism was established.

  • Water and Land Resource Centre - Ethiopia

    The main objective of the Resource Centre is to establish a full-fledged and modern resource database for water and land management in Ethiopia building on accumulated data and knowledge of the University of Bern, its learning watershed, observatories and of other similar undertakings in the country.

  • Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    WISER's key objectives are: to establish an institute designed to produce social and economic research of quality and relevance to position Wits at the forefront of social and economic inquiry on the continent; to create a hub of intellectual exchange and collaboration; to sponsor and promote doctoral study, in ways which contribute to the production of the next generation of scholars; to disseminate research findings in ways which inform critical local and international debates. The establishment of WISER will protect the space for independent, critical inquiry into the complexities of change in South Africa, while drawing upon comparative research from the rest of Africa and elsewhere in the world, and foregrounding the wider historical and theoretical significance of this research agenda.

  • World Habitat Research Center of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

    The WHRC of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) is a centre of competence specialized in interdisciplinary research on environmental, socio-economic, technical and cultural dimensions of the built environment in developing countries.

  • World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT), Secretariat, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Bern, Switzerland

    WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) is an established global network of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) specialists, dedicated to sustainable land management (SLM). In response to the need to formalise the to date informal global network a Framework Agreement defining the WOCAT Network as WOCAT International, and WOCAT Regional and National, is currently under development.

  • World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern, Switzerland

    The World Trade Institute (WTI) combines graduate-level education, interdisciplinary research and specialised advisory services into a unique and dynamic institution. We recruit students, researchers, faculty and employees from around the world, creating a diverse and engaging environment. Research is conducted in close collaboration with NCCR Trade Regulation. Our main objective is to push the boundaries of teaching and research in the law, economics and politics of international trade.

  • WWF Cameroon, Country Programme Office

    The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, and working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment and promote a world where humans live in harmony with nature.

  • WWF Colombia

    WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries.

  • WWF Nepal

    Vision WWF-Nepal envisions a prosperous Nepal with a society possessing an ethic of stewardship and responsibility towards nature. Mission: WWF-Nepal’s Mission is to stop the degradation of Nepal’s natural environment, and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.