The UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) is a group of 14 UK government departments and research funders working in international development
A small coordinating team (the Secretariat) brings this group together with researchers and other key organisations to share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaboration.
By stimulating collaboration, UKCDS ensures the best science is funded and used to benefit international development, as well as the UK.
What we do
We bring people together
Real world challenges are complex and the research that helps address them rarely derives from a single discipline or funder. UKCDS is a collaborative. We work together to achieve our vision and add value to the area of international development. Bringing together stakeholders from funding, research and policy, 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, as well as events and international development news.
Who we are
Both the Board and Advisory Group are supported by a five person Secretariat led by Vicky Morgan.
Directort: +44 (0)20 7611 7330
Events & Office Managert: +44 (0) 207 611 8327
Research & Policy Officert: +44 (0)207 611 8215