a global network
The Lab relies on its Steering Comittee as its leading governance body.
A team in Paris manages work by supporting its partners. It is hosted by the CEPREMAP, a leading French research institution
The Steering Committee's members are representatives of selected think-tanks from the Global South and independent experts. It meets regularly to manage operations, prioritising originality, efficient representation of the interests of developing countries, quality of output, and global influence.
Steering committee members are the head of the following institutions :
As well as independent
thinkers and scholars :
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Professor, Columbia University
Maria Antonieta Alva
Former Finance Minister of Peru
Economist, South African Economic Advisory Council
Professor of the Practice of International Development, Georgetown University
Think tanks and researchers from the Global South are part of the Lab’s « community of practice », participating in regular seminar series, workshops, and conferences, bidding for the writing of country papers, participating in the reviews of major reports, and advocating with their governments.
FDL is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.