What is the Geneva Institute for Democracy and Development?


The Geneva Institute for Democracy and Development (GIDD) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into peace, democracy, human rights and socio-economic problems.

Established in 2004 in Geneva, GIDD provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.

History and Funding

Founded in 2004, this think tank serves to further public education through the production and dissemination of accessible commentary and scholarship. The GIDD aims to provide a balanced and thoughtful perspective on topical issues, promoting open and rational debate based on evidence rather than ideology. The Institute also seeks financial support from other organisations in order to carry out its broad research programme, and in pursuit of its vision and mission.


GIDD’s organisational structure comprises the Research staff, the Organising Committee and the President, together numbering around 15 people.

International Reach

Located in Geneva, Switzerland, GIDD offers a unique platform for researchers from different countries to work in close cooperation. The Institute also hosts guest researchers and interns who work on issues related to the GIDD research programmes. GIDD maintains contacts with other research centres and individual researchers throughout the world.

Research and Communications

GIDD’s research agenda is constantly evolving, consistently remaining timely and in high demand. GIDD’s research has a high impact, informing the understandings and choices of policymakers, parliamentarians, diplomats, journalists, and experts. Dissemination channels include an active media and communications programme; seminars and conferences; a website; a monthly newsletter; and a renowned publications programme.

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