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

Keep your ear to the ground. The new funding call on #education systems research coming out next month #globaldev
7 hours 1 min ago
@Anthropogo @IDS_UK If you like that, check out our database of all research fighting the current #Ebola outbreak:
11 hours 40 min ago
RT @Anthropogo: @UKCDS asks what has #globaldev learnt from the #Ebola crisis? Says to ask initiatives like @IDS_UK #ebolalessons. http://t…
11 hours 41 min ago
@ClemSilverman Ah no, we forgot to put that one in our calendar! The polar bears will be so angry.
11 hours 42 min ago
Today is World Sustainable Energy Day (Oh you didn't know? See our calendar report: #FF @LCEDN_UK & @ShellFoundation
11 hours 51 min ago
Sendai, Addis, NYC & Paris - 2015 is a HUGE year for #globaldev. Watch out for our next calendar story on Monday:
12 hours 36 min ago
What has #globaldev learnt from the #Ebola crisis? Ask initiatives such as @IDS_UK's #ebolalessons. See more here:
16 hours 51 min ago
What's it like to be in school in India or Vietnam? See what the experts say we need to improve global learning:
1 day 12 hours ago
Drive #globaldev from #cleanenergy w/ @LCEDN_UK as their research & project development manager via @lborouniversity
1 day 16 hours ago
Funding call on sustainable gas futures coming out next month, from @NERCScience & Brazil: via @NewtonFund #energy
2 days 7 hours ago
Steer the UK's approach to aid & development (& get to work w/ UKCDS!) as @DFID_UK's new CSA Apply by 9 April
2 days 12 hours ago
#Ebolalessons discussion kicking off today. @IDS_UK, see the #EbolaResrch database we created w/ @wellcometrust
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