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

We bring people together

UKCDS is a collaborative. We facilitate a more coordinated approach to research for international development.

We share knowledge

Connecting the research with a changing policy landscape ensures solutions are relevant both nationally and internationally.

We promote opportunities

Recognising the value of science and research, we help identify future research needs and provide a gateway to funding and job opportunities.

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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New platform listing training opportunities & info for West African health researchers is now live: via @WHO TDR
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Exciting news from @who TDR - 39 training grants awarded to "a new generation" of LMIC health researchers:
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How does @bisgovuk use evidence to inform policy? Find out from their internal research strategy:
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Big event at @odi_development (& online) 15.30 today with @lfeatherstone, on doing more to tackle the #ebola crisis:
12 hours 8 min ago
.@DFID_UK sets out plan to defeat #ebola in Sierra Leone & is calling 4 international medical teams & NGOs to help:
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Great paper from @odi_development presents 7 case studies of politically smart, locally led aid-funded interventions:
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@AyathUllah glad you liked it. Hope that wasn't the only good part of your day?!
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Emphasis on importance of research in @SolarAid's biz model - measuring quantifiable impacts helps make case 4 solar lights #smes4energydev
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Acc to @WorldBank, investment in clean tech will exceed $6.4trn in next 10 yrs, including $1.6trn opening for #smes4energydev
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Information, contacts, smaller scale funding & intermediaries to guide through the complex landscape called for by SMEs at #smes4energydev
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Sebastien Meaney @DfID #smes4energydev 9 global climate innovation centres planned to help assist cleantech
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Accessing finance & support services #smes4energydev today's workshop with academia and SMEs
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