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


How space technology can predict dengue outbreaks

Dengue is the fastest spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. About half of the world’s population is at risk. There are an estimated 100-400 million infections each year, with Asia representing ~70% of this. In Vietnam dengue deaths per 100,000 people increased from 120 in 2009...

12 January 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.   


Why we must involve young people in our research to fight climate change

By Wan Nur Syazana Wan Mohamad Ariffin, Eva Vivian Justine, Muhammad Ashraf Abdul Rahman, Nurul Kamila Mohd Yusof, Wan Mohd Syazwan Wan Solahudin (GCRF Blue Communities Malaysia) “I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.” A 15-year old Greta Thunberg said this in...

13 January 2022