Graduate School of Development
The Graduate School of Development (GSD) is the home for multidisciplinary research on Central Asia's social, economic, and cultural development. GSD is comprised of five entities, each of which has achieved a significant presence in the Central Asian knowledge landscape. They have forged regional networks of universities, researchers, and communities of practice and established international collaborations. With over 150 publications on its website available for free download, GSD is a singular storehouse of knowledge.
The Graduate School of Development has five divisions: Institute of Public Policy and Administration, Mountain Societies Research Institute, Civil Society Initiative, Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit, and the Aga Khan Humanities Project.
Graduate School of Development Celebrates 10 Years of Success
The Graduate School of Development (GSD) celebrated its 10th year of being at the forefront of research in Central Asia in 2021. Considering the growing impact of climate change, GSD’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) extended its partnership with the Kyrgyz Government to conduct joint research to help develop resilient mountain communities. MSRI also concluded its two-year investigative study on juniper forests of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.