Associated Programmes

The Institute provides commissioned expertise and applied research for a number of international organisations and governments, in particular the Swiss government, through five associated programmes: SAS, NORRAG, GCDP, GPP, and BCC.

The Small Arms Survey



Daniel de Torres, Director

The Small Arms Survey is a global centre of excellence whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence. It is the principal international source of expertise, information, and analysis, and acts as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and civil society.





Professor Chanwoong Baek, Academic Director

NORRAG is a global membership-based network of international policies and cooperation in education and training. In 1977 the Research Review and Advisory Group (RRAG) was established, which then founded several regional RRAGs, one of which became NORRAG in 1986. NORRAG’s core mandate and strength is to produce, disseminate and broker critical knowledge that amplifies under-represented expertise from the South, and to build capacity for and with academia, governments, NGOs, international organizations, foundations and the private sector who inform and shape education policies and practice, at national and international levels. By doing so, NORRAG contributes to creating the conditions for more participatory, evidence-informed decisions that improve equal access to and quality of education and training.



Global Commission on Drug Policy



Anna Tomasi, Executive Secretary

The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) is a panel of world leaders and intellectuals with a Secretariat based at the Graduate Institute. It was established in 2011 to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies. It builds on the experience of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy.



Geneva Peacebuilding Platform




Annyssa Bellal, Executive Coordinator

With a network of more than 4,000 peacebuilding professionals, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform facilitates interaction on peacebuilding between different institutions and sectors, advances new knowledge and understanding of issues and contexts related to building peace., and helps build bridges between International Geneva, the United Nations peacebuilding architecture in New York, and peacebuilding activities in the field.

Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks




Cédric Tille, Director

The Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks (BCC) is a programme jointly funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Graduate Institute, with the purpose of supporting partner central banks in emerging and developing countries in building the analytical and technical expertise required for the efficient conduct of monetary policy. The programme builds on longstanding expertise at the Institute in providing technical assistance through missions in the partner countries tailored to their specific needs. It is built around four poles: Technical Assistance, Peer to Peer, Conference and Research Support.