• Governance and Public Finance
    Governance and Public Finance
  • Labour Market Planning and Management
    Labour Market Planning and Management
  • Enterprise Development and Trade
    Enterprise Development and Trade
  • Poverty and Social Development
    Poverty and Social Development
  • Education, Vocational Training and e-Learning
    Education, Vocational Training and e-Learning
  • Tourism Development
    Tourism Development
  • Law, Justice and Human Rights
    Law, Justice and Human Rights
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
    Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Economic Planning and Management
    Economic Planning and Management

Introduction to GDSI

Established in 1991, GDSI is now one of Ireland’s most respected international development consulting companies, with an outstanding record of success in delivering sustainable solutions to economic, social and institutional problems in developing and emerging economies.  

GDSI has a multi-disciplinary core team of experts in economics, management, enterprise development, public administration and finance, education, social policy, law and human rights. In addition to its core staff, GDSI maintains a carefully registered database of nearly 6,000 international experts in a range of disciplines allowing us to tailor our services to the needs of the client.

GDSI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions to development problems by using the highest quality local and international expertise in a sensitive and collaborative way.  We seek to offer value for money in all assignments in the following technical areas:

  • Economic Planning and Management
  • Enterprise Development and Trade
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Tourism
  • Governance and Public Finance
  • Education and Vocational Training
  • Labour Market Planning and Management
  • Poverty and Social Development
  • Law, Justice and Human Rights
  • Programme Evaluation

GDSI has worked in over 100 countries worldwide. We have implemented technical assistance projects in Western and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, the Caucasus, Africa, Central and South Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific. As one of the first western companies to establish consulting services in the former Soviet Union, GDSI is exceptional in its accumulation of practical experience and in its understanding of the operation and transformation of CIS economies. Its core staff and associates are highly skilled in a variety of European languages and in Russian.

GDSI’s clients include the European Commission, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, United Nations, DFID, Danida and other bilateral and multi-lateral donors. We have also done work for national, regional and local development agencies in Ireland and in EC Member States.

Delivering Sustainable Solutions

Latest projects

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Mid- term Evaluation of the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (2014-2017)

The purpose of the project is to assess the outcomes and impact of the INSC, an instrument aimed at supporting the promotion of a high level of nuclear safety, radiation protection and the application of efficient and effective safeguards of nuclear material in third countries.

Local Government Finance Reform Program, Serbia

The overall project objective is to improve PFM capacities in the selected municipalities in order to allow for a more effective and strategic allocation of available public resources and to improve public service delivery.

EU FWC COM 2015- LOT 1: Evaluation

GDSI is a consortium leader of the FWC with reopened competition for each assignment to carry out strategic evaluations of its international cooperation and development relations.

External Review of DFID’s Palestinian Programme

The aim of the review is to assess DFID Palestinian Programme's Operational Plan, and use its findings and recommendations to inform its next operational plan.

Development of system of incentive-based and restrictive measures in the framework of intergovernment fiscal relations system, Russian Federation

The objective of the Project is to improve of transparency of the public finance management and strengthening its focus on the result as well as formation of institutional environment for improvement of budget efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.




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