Good Development

A series of short informal conversations between the BEIS Chief Scientific Adviser and our climate scientists, researchers and innovators.

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Climate change research

Report finds half a billion pounds invested since 2015

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Newton Fund &
Global Challenges Research Fund

We use science, research and innovation to tackle global development challenges

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Our funds

Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund are managed by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. They allow researchers and innovators around the world to find lasting solutions to global challenges such as human health, food security and climate change.

Improving the response to urban flooding with early warnings

Critical infrastructure in our cities such as roads, bridges, powerlines and subways are vulnerable to extreme weather events, such as flooding. Failure of vital infrastructure during a severe...

13 April 2022

Enhancing the science, research and innovation community across the UK and globally


Namibia’s digital future starts with compulsory coding

By Lameck Amugongo – Namibia is a semi-arid country in the southwest of Africa. It has a population of 2.5 million people. Its land mass is only slightly smaller than France and Germany combined. Namibia was colonised for 100 years, first by Germany and later by the white minority South...

15 March 2022

Supporting global goals

We use UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) to help meet global goals including poverty reduction, gender equality and sustainable cities. By investing in new research and supporting people and their careers, we aim to develop lasting solutions to development challenges around the world.