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Specific activities of the Center include the following:

  • Engaging in and supporting applied research and the publishing of papers on matters related to poverty, inequality, democracy, and governance.
  • Providing recommendations, solutions, best practices, and other forms of guidance for national, regional, and local governments in developing countries, as well as for nongovernmental organizations working in disadvantaged regions of the world.
  • Organize and participate in symposia, seminars and events that bring together key decision makers from various regions, sectors, and disciplines, for focused discussions on critical issues relating to poverty and inequality in developing regions.
  • Developing leadership-training models and programs, in conjunction with academic institutions, focused on cultivating new leaders with a commitment to establishing sustainable democracies that make economic opportunities available to all segments of society.
  • Promoting the economic well-being of economically disenfranchised individuals by creating and cultivating micro-enterprise opportunities, and by identifying and developing solutions to remove impediments to small-business growth.
  • The Center’s efforts will also focus on working with government bodies, agencies, and academic institutions to translate technical and scientific proposals into practical solutions and alternatives. This goal is pursued through applied research studies, the publication of technical papers, the sponsoring of regional forums, and other similar activities. The direct beneficiaries of such activities will be the government and non-government organizations in the developing world that are working to promote democracy, social equality and economic opportunities for disadvantaged individuals. The ultimate beneficiaries of the Center’s activities will be the large percentage of populations in developing countries that are disenfranchised by poverty and social inequalities.

Specific projects will be identified and prioritized by the full Board of Directors.

The Center does not anticipate providing direct financial aid to governments, other organizations, or individuals, except when the Center may develop a program for making small business loans or to provide other forms of financial assistance to disadvantaged individuals or communities to support the development of microenterprises (small, locally owned businesses with few employees). Income to support the Center’s programs is derived primarily from grants and contributions. The Center does not anticipate charging for its services, although the Center may charge a nominal registration fee for symposia and seminars to help defray the costs involved in producing such events.

The Center will work with other organizations that share the Center’s commitment to strengthening democracies, supporting effective governance, and promoting social equality and economic opportunities in developing countries. Such services can take the form of joint research or educational programs, workshops, or seminars that are consistent with and in furtherance of the Center’s charitable and educational purposes.


The Global Center for Development and Democracy

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Global Center for Development and Democracy

505 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004


E-mail: contacto@cgdd.org