About MDN


Middle East Development Network [MDN] is an international consultancy company specialized in public policy and active in the fields of governance, international development and alternative diplomacy. With an innovative business approach and original methodology MDN defines itself as a “social knowledge enterprise” based upon three main pillars. Accordingly, it links academic research with policy consulting and works to promote solutions for various social issues.

Middle East Development Network is headquartered in Istanbul (since 2013), and is also registered in Jordan and Morocco (2014). MDN is proudly part of Millennium Development Network Corporation headquartered in New York (2016). Both entities form the twin identity of MDN²: the global and the regional. MDN² is also accredited with UN agencies and with various governments, and has liaison teams in several countries.

MDN² is a network of experts and professionals, and a platform for ideas and innovation. Our acronym “MDN” on the corporate logo forms the Arabic word "mudun", which means “cities.” In fact cities, urban management, local government and local economic development are at the core of our work. Regionally and world-wide. 

MDN² is a reliable partner for effective local solutions for various international development organizations and actors. It provides consultancy services in developing the content for projects and programs, and also the necessary organizational support for their successful implementation. Our team is a group of highly professional, multi-lingual individuals with substantial hands-on experience. Please check our domains of excellence to discover more details.