About Us

The Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) at Boston University is a University-wide center in partnership with the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research. The GDP Center’s mission is to advance policy-oriented research for financial stability, human well-being, and environmental sustainability. To fulfill our mission, we conduct rigorous policy research; provide a convening place for scholars and stakeholders; engage in policy dialogue with policy-makers, civil society, and media; and offer experiential learning for Boston University students.

Click Here to view the Center’s strategic plan and here to view the annual report.

Policy Research

Drawing from Boston University professors from across schools and disciplines, the GDP Center conducts policy-oriented research that appears in peer-reviewed journals and books in a variety of languages.

Convening Place

The GDP Center brings the global conversation about development policy to Boston University through events, seminars, and workshops that bring together scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders.

Policy Dialogue

The GDP Center actively engages with policymakers, civil society and the media in a number of countries and languages through workshops, opinion articles, policy briefs, reports and working papers.

Experiential Learning

The Center provides experiential learning to Boston University students, visiting scholars, and affiliates who participate in the GDP Center’s research and policy programs.