About us

GSDRC provides applied knowledge services on demand and online. Our expertise is in issues of governance, social development, humanitarian response and conflict. Our specialist research team supports a range of international development agencies, synthesising the latest evidence and expert thinking to inform policy and practice.

GSDRC is a partnership of research institutes, think-tanks and consultancy organisations. We provide bespoke research and consultancy services in addition to the regularly updated information resources available on this website.

The GSDRC team has been providing high quality knowledge services to international development agencies for over a decade. Among our clients are DFID, the Australian Government, the European Commission, the OECD, the World Bank, and UNDP.

The project began as the Governance Resource Centre, established by DFID in 2001. It expanded in 2005 to become the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre. In 2012 it gained additional partner organisations and further support from UKaid: GSDRC expertise now includes humanitarian as well as governance, social development and conflict issues.

DFID - Department For International Development Australian Aid European Commission