• 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

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Visibility for AMS 2013 and EU actions for the Sugar Sector in Jamaica

The purpose of the project is to develop a more structured and less fragmented communication on AMS actions in order to deliver an overall coherent and articulated message on the EU Development Cooperation.

Education and Employment Programme Design for Annual Action Plan 2017 for South Africa

The purpose of this assignment is to contribute to the design of the EU funded Programme(s) on education and employability.

Ex-post Evaluation of 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Programmes

The aim of the project is to identify key lessons and to provide the European Commission with a set of operational and useful recommendations for the new generation of ENI CBC programme implementation.

Support to the Development of the Penitentiary and Probation Systems in Georgia

The overall objective of the project of which this Contract will be a part is to assist with developing modern and efficient penitentiary and probationary systems in Georgia that prevent re-offending and maintain a proper balance between ensuring public order and security and guaranteeing human rights protection.

Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility Regional Actions: Creating Synergies and Integration, Eastern Partnership Countries

The project will strengthen and promote civil society's role in reforms and democratic changes taking place in the Eastern Neighbourhood countries, through increased participation in the fulfilment of Neighbourhood Policy objectives.

Evaluation of the support to the cultural sector in Palestine 2010-2015

The project is aimed at conducting an overall independent assessment of the EU support to the cultural sector in Palestine. The review will contribute to strengthen the support to cultural initiatives by increasing its efficiency, effectiveness and impact for the benefit of the cultural sector in Palestine.




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