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.

The UK Collaborative on Development Sciences 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

What is the true #impact of research on #globaldev? Read @DFID_Research's excellent literature review:
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November has seen big changes in research funding. Catch up on the #NurseReview, #SpendingReview & others:
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Struggling to evaluate the #impact of #globaldev research? Good thing we've created these handy guidelines:
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RT @The_MRC: Is your research applicable to South East Asia? There's a fund for that. And a workshop too https://t.…
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Want to keep up to date with how UK science contributes to #globaldev? Sign up to receive our newsletter:
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Read about our work with major companies on #globaldev impact, in this month's newsletter:
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In a @Research2Action blog, @AlexSGwyther describes our analysis of the #REF impact & the top 20 #globaldev stories
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Last year we wrote about the need for more collaboration between NGOs & academics. Has the situation improved?
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Read how @BBSRC is supporting research that is creating stronger crops & feeding millions of people in India
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Funders are taking a range of approaches to encourage #ResearchUptake for #globaldev. See them here:
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An incredibly opportunity to do some creative thinking thanks to the @RockefellerFdn via @IIEGlobal
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It's been a busy month in #globaldev. Catch-up on some of the news , funding & events in our newsletter:
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