Programme Leader, Sustainable Development programme (Mar 2017 - Aug 2018)

Lead academic: Professor Paul Jackson
Academic partners: British Academy
Funder and funding: British Academy

Project details

The Sustainable Development Programme was a series of major research projects to further sustainable development and work to eliminate poverty. The programme formed part of the Government's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

About the Sustainable Development Programme

The British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme funds excellent, policy oriented UK research, aimed at addressing the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advancing the UK's Aid Strategy. This interdisciplinary research programme informs the development and take-up of policies and interventions that will improve people’s lives in fragile, conflict affected states, or in developing countries by:

  • funding grants that deliver research excellence with development impact, aimed at reducing poverty and advancing socio-economic development
  • strengthening the evidence base on what works in addressing sustainable development goals, including what works in different contexts, the interactions and interdependencies between different interventions
  • providing the evidence and insights needed to enable policymakers to design and implement effective interventions in developing countries.

Research Themes

The Sustainable Development Programme supported research clustered around three thematic areas:

  • Sustainable Governance
  • Sustainable Growth
  • Sustainable Human Development

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