UKCDS members work across a wide range of activities related to international development, from funding projects to communicating results.
Given the multi-disciplinary nature of science for development, the remit of UKCDS is broad and varied, covering all sciences and involving stakeholders in government, research organisations, higher education institutions and NGOs.
The UKCDS Secretariat brings the members together and creates a space for them to identify future research needs and share good practice.
To find out more about the work of UKCDS members, and the details of how the Secretariat supports these activites, please click on a work theme below.
UKCDS member organisations fund hundreds of millions of pounds of health care research every year, from fundamental genetics to clinical trials and the study of how health systems could be improved.
UKCDS member organisations fund research that addresses the underpinning requirements of sustainable development from predicting climate change and protecting natural resources for food and water security to developing low carbon energy.
UKCDS members collaborate when funding research in similar topics or around multidisciplinary problems. The UKCDS Secretariat works to facilitate this collaboration to maximise the impact of UK research in development.
UKCDS member organisations fund research that will lead to enhanced capacity around the world to address natural hazards and make informed decisions on actions to reduce their impacts.