About CGD Europe

CGD Europe was established October 2011 as a branch of CGD, as part of CGD’s effort to broaden and deepen engagement with the European development community. CGD Europe is a company limited by guarantee in the UK and a UK registered charity (1157318). Whilst CGD Europe is a separate organisation with a separate board of Trustees, it continues to be a part of the CGD family, and complements CGD’s work by conducting its own high-quality empirical research and analysis on a range of development issues related to how the policies and practices of the rich and powerful impact on the world’s poor and most vulnerable.

CGD Europe is based in London, United Kingdom, and is supervised by its board of Trustees who oversee and are responsible for CGD Europe’s activities. Details of CGD Europe’s Trustees can be found here.

CGD Europe is independent and non-party in its approach. We do not provide consulting services for the benefit of private companies.


CGD Europe works by carrying out rigorous, evidence-based research into a topic or idea, bringing together experts and stakeholders in a particular area to facilitate discussions and analysis, producing detailed reports and analysis, and disseminating the products of our work. CGD Europe’s research is carried out by a mixture of our own staff and external consultations, often academics based at universities and other educational institutions who have experience and qualifications in the particular field of research, and in collaboration with other experts in that field.