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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You have till 7 Nov to submit case studies of multi-partner #globaldev projects for the @DevCooperation competition
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#FF @Darwin_Defra @BioversityInt @CBDnews @IIED for how the environment, especially #biodiversity, is important to #globaldev
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@foodsecureworld great article, thanks. #Bigdata holds so much promise, hopefully we'll learn how to useit in an effective & inclusive way
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Join @IDS_UK, @APPG_AF4D & @TradeOutPoverty to unpick how the #privatesector can help reach #nutrition securty
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More and more low income countries doing high quality #impact studies on #globaldev programmes - says @SciDevNet
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Today we say a gdbye to our Director of over 7 yrs, @AndreeCarter. We hope you join us in wishing her well & watch out for her farewell blog
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Has your research impacted society & the economy? @BBSRC's Innovator of the Year competition open for applications
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How can protecting #biodiversity also reduce #poverty? @Darwin_Defra tells us how in their handy learning note:
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If you have photos that bring your #research to life, send them in to @EPSRC for their photo competition by 1 Dec:
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Does research impact on #globaldev? C comments section convo between @l_haddad & @kirstyevidence on DFID's review
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