Good Development

A series of short informal conversations between the UK science minister 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.

COP26 Event: Climate Science Partnerships for Global Action

Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Professor Paul Monks, will deliver a keynote speech at COP26, marking the work and impact of the Met Office and its international partners. The speech will open a special event for the Science and Innovation...

2 November 2021

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


Developing affordable solutions to Kenya’s saltwater problem

In parts of Kenya, people have long suffered from food insecurity caused by scarcity of water and frequent drought. Turkana County is one area within Kenya affected by these issues. Like the rest of Northern Kenya, the hot and arid climate inflicts hardship on its people. They must turn to food aid...

17 November 2021

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.   


How to work with your university press office

University press offices provide helpful and supportive services to academics across the UK, helping to communicate your research to the world. We spoke to the press officers at Queens University Belfast and University College London to find out more about what they do and how you can get the most...

15 September 2021