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 pracitce 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

Check out our latest blog post on #bioenergy4dev and other unlikely 'appropriate technologies' for #globaldev:
10 hours 26 min ago
Still need to plan your 2015? Look no further than the @UKCDS calendar, also available in hard copy!
11 hours 51 min ago
Excited 2 be cohosting tmrw's event on bioenergy 4 #globaldev w/ @SupergenBioHub @UKLCEDN. Get involved in the discussion via #bioenergy4dev
12 hours 46 min ago
Sign up for the @ESRC bidders' workshop for a Centre for Evaluating Complexity across the nexus on 11 Feb:
14 hours 21 min ago
Estimates suggest #disasters cost insurers $34bn in 2014. Take a look at UKCDS' work to encourage science for #DRR:
16 hours 41 min ago
The @OECD DAC peer review shows the UK is now the No. 2 #globaldev donor worldwide by aid volume:
18 hours 26 min ago
Report from @CommonsIDC encourages @DFID_UK to increase its support for parliamentary strengthening in LMICs:
18 hours 49 min ago
Big role for R&D in @gatesfoundation's annual letter: But is it a "technocrats' charter"?
1 day 9 hours ago
The @UKCDS calendar is now online! Profiling research funders' #science 4 #globaldev activities & key events in 2015:
1 day 11 hours ago
RT @DFID_Research: RECRUITMENT: DFID #Research Advisory Group Member Vacancies. Apply by 12 Feb. Full details on this link:
1 day 11 hours ago
€25m funding available for research on policy coherence to improve @EU_Commission #globaldev policy. Apply by 28 May:
1 day 12 hours ago
Exciting job with @MRCcomms, supporting the @research_UK offices in China, India and USA. Apply by 9 February: Pls RT
1 day 15 hours ago