The Committee for Developing Countries is a committee of the European Mathematical Society (EMS); its terms of reference can be found here.


A full list of our members can be found here.

Aims and Objectives

We aim to assist developing countries in the following ways:

  • the development of mathematics curricula;
  • cooperation with local staff in conducting M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs;
  • helping to build up libraries;
  • helping to build up regional centres and networks;
  • providing information about further studies for students from developing regions;
  • sourcing funds for junior and senior researchers to attend conferences.

For more information, you can see our activities page; you may also be interested in this poster which was presented at ICM2018, and which describes our recent work.

The CDC work is based on the volunteering participation of its members and associate members. We are full of ideas, and there is lots of work to be done. Any help you can offer us will be appreciated!


To contact the CDC, please email, or contact one of our members directly. If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please go here.