Research strategy 2008-2013
Authors/Editors: UK Department for International Development
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages: 48
The world is changing rapidly in ways that often affect poor countries most. For example, in coming decades climate change, population movements and higher oil and food prices could challenge the livelihoods and resilience of millions of people in developing countries.
The UK government believes that research is essential for understanding and tackling challenges like these. Through the Department for International Development (DFID) it will invest up to £1 billion on development research in the next five years. Our new Research Strategy explains how we will use these funds to put research at the heart of efforts to reduce poverty in developing countries. It builds on the success of our past work and takes it in new directions.
DFID knows that development research is a good investment, and we already have a reputation for providing the wider development community with cutting-edge research and analysis. We want to use research not only to improve the knowledge and choices available to our partners across the world, but also to strengthen our own decisions and to make sure that they are based on sound evidence.
This strategy will help provide solutions to challenges and opportunities for Africa and South Asia. But we will also learn lessons and adopt innovation from other regions.