Founded in 2017, the mission of the Boston University Global Development Policy Center 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 and strategic communications and offer experiential learning for Boston University students.

Strategic Plan and Annual Reports

Read the 2023 Annual Report Read the Strategic Plan, 2023-2028
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What we do:

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 and Strategic Communications

The GDP Center actively engages with policymakers, civil society and the media around the world through workshops, outreach, private briefings, research products, commentary, thought leadership and more.

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.