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UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS)

Science for international development

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BBSRC is a founding member of the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS).

UKCDS is a collaboration of UK medical, agriculture, environmental, engineering and social sciences organisations working together to maximise the impact of UK research on international development.


The partners work together to:


Given the multi-disciplinary nature of development sciences, their remit is broad and varied, covering all sciences and involving stakeholders in government, research organisations, higher education institutions and NGOs.

Current focus areas are:

UKCDS also contributes to EU framework programme strategies and act as the UK National Contact Point for International Cooperation in FP7.