UKCDR Annual Report 2022 – 2023

The 2022-2023 annual report for the UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) demostrates how UKCDR’s activities over the reporting period have enabled us to achieve our vision: to accelerate global development through the power of research and knowledge.

This report covers the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 (FY22-23).

UKCDR is a dedicated team of experts working to amplify the impact and value of the UK’s research investment to address global challenges. We are a neutral and impartial entity providing the secretariat for, and governed by, the Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board. Our core contributing
members include:

  • Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC);
  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Wellcome.

Our mission is to amplify the value and impact of research by promoting coherence, collaboration and joint action among UK funders. As a generator and repository of knowledge, we support and enable the development of an evidence-based, transdisciplinary ecosystem for development research to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This annual report highlights how UKCDR has worked to achieve this mission over the reporting period, with an emphasis on activities pertaining to the three pillars of our strategy (2022 – 2025). The three pillar are:

  • Mapping, analysis and foresight;
  • Convening for joint action; and
  • Sharing information and best practice.

These pillars feed into our overarching ambition to use our expertise and collective voice.

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