The Global Development Research Division conducts research that promotes social justice and equality, and raises awareness of the global challenges surrounding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Our work builds on the long tradition of development research at the University. We work with partners in countries around the world to explore common themes such as relative poverty, precarious work, marginalisation, urbanisation and cities, rural development, and climate change. Our research cuts across disciplines, including Agriculture, Economics, Geography, Law and Meteorology, and working across these boundaries is a key part of what we do. Division members possess expertise in a wide range of methodological approaches, with particular strengths in communications and public engagement. The Division has close links with the Walker Institute.