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)


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1 hour 18 min ago
@ResUpMeetUp @MeganLLoydLaney @Afidep Oops, our mistake. Maybe we can get the whole #BCURE gang along for the next one?
5 hours 22 min ago
@ShaneMcC sorry we didn't manage to see you today. Hope the rest of your meetings went well
5 hours 23 min ago
Fascinating research (funded by @The_MRC & @gatesfoundation) shows diet quality in 187 countries, 4.5bn adults
7 hours 3 min ago
We're loving @odi_development's coverage of the #Road2Sendai. Check out their dedicated page ahead of the #DRR talks
11 hours 14 min ago
@MeganLLoydLaney thanks, glad you liked the summary. I think #BCURE could be a great addition to the next @ResUpMeetUp
1 day 2 hours ago
@benramalingam Hi Ben,sorry about that, no idea why it blocked you.If you email the comment 2 we can post on yr behalf?
1 day 6 hours ago
For all you job-hungry graduates, here's a chance to work in #globaldev. @DFID_UK looking for 35 grads Apply by 26/3
1 day 7 hours ago
Why is 2015 such a big year for #globaldev? Disasters, climate & targets - check out our latest calendar story:
1 day 7 hours ago
@benramalingam @aid_complexity. @fp2p says use systems to understand the context, but the response can be simple
1 day 8 hours ago
.@fp2p Thanks for your comment on our #complexity blog. @benramalingam @aid_complexity What do you think?
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@fp2p @aid_complexity @benramalingam Pls comment on our blog! Does tackling complexity require complexity sci methods?
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