Making science work for development
  • We bring people together
  • We share knowledge
  • We promote opportunities

We bring people together

We work together with other key organisations to improve coordination, identify future research needs and share best practice in research for development.

We share knowledge

Connecting the research with a changing policy landscape provides important context for big decisions and helps create solutions that are relevant and effective.

We promote opportunities

We work to foster the future of research for development by promoting and brokering opportunities for collaboration, funding and jobs.

UKCDS brings together UK government departments and research funders to deliver effective development outcomes

Professor Duncan Wingham
  • UKCDS Chair
  • Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


@UKCDS   on Twitter

@oxfamgb No problem. It sounds a really interesting and important piece of work. Hope you get some good applications
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.@cfsocialscience @AcadSocSciences Did you see this new, urgent @ESRC call about the #migrantcrisis
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Get your applications in fast to @ESRC (by 9 June!) to improve understanding of the Mediterranean #migrantcrisis
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Call for Proposals: Evidence syntheses in the humanitarian field #HumEvi by @oxfamgb-@FeinsteinIntCen
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Today's World #BiodiversityDay. So hug your nearest tree & read how we can achieve #globaldev AND protect nature
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Our new report shows @DFID_Research & int development research impact multiple sectors #REF14
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Looking for a charity to support for a race? Think Alzheimer's Society
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Or how about protecting biodiversity whilst reducing poverty? #IDB2015
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RT @dev_progress: New infographics: 10 things to know about the #DataRevolution #data2015 #GlobalDev
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@Darwin_Defra @LTSI_Jami @LTSI_Lesley thanks for the tweets. Doing anything special to celebrate world #biodiversity day?
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How can we protect #biodiversity AND reduce #poverty? Can be difficult, but @Darwin_Defra thinks they might know
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"We need more science" - countries tell @JulieCalkins1 what they want in #DRR. Now featured in @plosc_disasters
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