What is driving international development in the early 21st Century?
The rise of new powers in Asia and other parts of the developing world is challenging the established global order and ushering in new ways of thinking about development.
New technologies in health, agriculture and energy have the potential to transform the lives of the poor and improve the global environment.
Information technologies are increasing access to knowledge about economic and political processes and allowing people to challenge and change dominant ways of thinking about development.
DPP research focuses exclusively on these key drivers of change that are shifting the way we think about development.
How we work
We have a strong and distinctive research culture which is:
- Funded externally by UK Research Councils, the EU and other public institutions and produces internationally acclaimed publications
- Founded on interdisciplinary and inter-continental collaborations
- Influences policy makers, NGOs and activists across the globe to deliver change on the ground
- Shapes public understanding of what international development is and can achieve.