Initiated by the Institute of New Structural Economics (INSE) at Peking University, with support from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), the Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation (GReCEST) aspires to foster intellectual partnerships and promote original thinking and innovative practice in an effort to help developing countries to achieve economic structural transformation.


With 36 members from all over the world, the GReCEST serves as one of the priority areas under the umbrella of the ‘Global Coalition of Southern Think Tank Networks’, co-convened by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The launch event of GReCEST was held in the headquarters of the United Nations on May 18, 2016 in New York.