Established at RIS, the GDC aims to contribute to the evolving alternative development paradigm that goes beyond the doctrines of Anglo-Saxon Model and promotes the virtues of inclusiveness and sustainability. Developing countries have recently witnessed significant improvement in poverty alleviation, women empowerment, financial inclusion, energy transition and other areas which need to be properly analysed, assimilated and shared among other countries for wider adoption and replication. With deeper understanding of theories and practices, GDC intends to promote this newly acquired knowledge from India’s successful programmes and initiatives among partner countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and facilitate learning from other country experiences through empirical research, sharing of skills, expertise and best practices, and exchange of human resources. In the spirit of collective understanding and partnership, the Centre along with its partner institutions, agencies and governments commits to promote equity and accessibility based on multidisciplinary and multi-functional approaches.
The broad thematic focus/verticals for research and advocacy under GDC include: Health; Quality Infrastructure; Digital Technologies for Inclusive Development; Global Governance through Local Capacity; Agriculture; Gender; and Youth.