The global development sector is in transition with wide range of priorities, concerns, opportunities, and paths ahead. Besides the availability and access to funding and resources being a challenge, the advent of new actors and partners, new innovations, new applications of technology and data, new models of development finance, new revenue streams, and the potential of all these trends to improve development outputs and outcomes is exhilarating.
The sector in transition breeds the worries for players about how to stay relevant in a world that is heading in many different directions at once, and coping with it by innovating, utilising technology and data to drive decision making, and empowering partners on the front lines.
In the above context, the Centre of Excellence on Emerging Development Perspectives (COE-EDP) aims to keep track of transition trajectory of global development and work towards conceptualization, development and mainstreaming of innovative developmental approaches, frameworks and practices.
The objectives of COE-EDP are:
COE-EDP leverages upon strategic networking and collaborations with inspired individuals and innovative technology ventures across the globe. Collaborations happen for joint research and product development by pooling the resources and know-how.
Presently, the activities of COE-EDP are focused on following thematic areas:
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