Making science work for development

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12 April 2017
The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project aims to produce future-focused and relevant local knowledge to support climate change adaptation in semi-arid regions and improve the...
  • Impact
  • Sustainable development
  • Natural disasters
2 March 2017
The Research Excellence Framework is undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies to assess the quality and impact of research in UK higher education institutions. It was used to inform...
  • Impact
  • Making science work for development
  • Research uptake and impact
26 January 2017
Research excellence and impact is achieved by balancing competition, collaboration and impact (CCI) in funding calls for international development. As global challenges are complex, research funding...
  • Collaboration
  • Funding and collaboration
21 October 2016
UKCDS has identified five key trends that will drive the research for development landscape over the coming decade, based on interviews and research. Responding to these trends will require new...
  • Landscape analysis
  • Funding and collaboration
  • The Global Impact of UK Research
28 September 2016
The UKCDS-USES Energy for Development workshop gathered over 80 delegates from academia, policy, business and funding organisations across sectors and disciplines to discuss the funding landscape and...
  • Landscape analysis
  • Energy and engineering
  • Funding and collaboration
27 August 2015
UKCDS was asked by DFID to undertake a rapid mapping exercise of UK and international donors' priorities in research capacity strengthening (RCS).  The project involved a short survey sent to...
  • Capacity
  • Capacity strengthening
29 October 2015
The first meeting of the Advisory Group for the Assessing Business Impact for Development project took place on 14 October. The Group includes seven public funders and ten companies. The meeting...
  • Collaboration
  • Working with businesses

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