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.






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  • GDSI Limited was awarded the contract for  conducting Evaluation of the EU co-operation on Vocational Education and Training (VET) for inclusive and sustainable Growth 2014 - 2018. The evaluation is scheduled to start on January 7, 2019. The general purpose of this thematic evaluation is twofold: to provide the relevant extern...
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  • Our media centre contains a series of reflective pieces that draw on our experience of international development. Here, you will find podcast interviews with leading thinkers in international development and other opinion pieces produced by GDSI staff and associates.
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  • Managing Director

    With an academic background in Economics, Mr. Brophy spent almost 5 years on the staff of the Economics Department in the National University of Ireland, Galway before joining major international consulting groups in the UK and Denmark. He returned to Ireland to take stewardship of GDSI in 2000. He has coordinated and managed development projects in support of economic policy reform, private sector development, public administration reform (including e-government), tourism, FDI promotion and EU accession negotiations in various sectors. In recent years, much of his technical work has been in the evaluation of large scale development programmes funded by various donors. He has worked in over 30 countries with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He is a fluent speaker of Russian.

  • Director

    With MA in Public Policy from Maxwell School, Syracuse University, NY, Olga’s expertise is in regional/ local development, public administration, organisational development, capacity building, civil society development, etc.

  • Head of FWCs Department

    Anna holds Degrees in Education and Accountancy, and is responsible for the management of GDSI Framework Contracts Department.

  • Regional Director for Southeast Europe

    With a PhD in Politics from the University of York, Georgios is specialising in Public Administration Reform, Rule of Law and Justice Reform, Education Reform and Culture as well as in business development

  • Recruitment officer

    Nazira holds Degree in Education and is responsible for the recruitment of experts for the company’s projects.

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