The DRI is a sponsorship-based non-profit organization, funded through contributions from individual or institutional donors. The
DRI carries the full name “Human and Global Development Research Institute”, or, as short version, “Development Research Institute” (DRI).
The DRI is led by a Director - Mag. Dr. Dr. Peter J. Gowin - who also manages external contacts and relations. The DRI is advised by a Board of Senior
Advisors on topical matters of the research agenda.