Climate change research

Report finds half a billion pounds invested since 2015

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Gender equality

Get to know the women leading research and innovation for development...

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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.

Smarter, faster technology to improve disaster resilience

The MOBILISE project brings together experts from University of Salford with local agencies in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Malaysia to better plan for disasters by exploiting the latest...


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


Six ways heritage research contributes to sustainable development

By Francesca Giliberto – Heritage research explores the cultural and natural assets of our planet and our relationship with them. It helps us find and answers to questions and opens new fields for future action. What makes something part of our heritage? How does it shape our identities? How...

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.