What are the critical global challenges of our time?

Published on 22 July 2019

The world is facing a series of really big global challenges from climate change to pandemics to conflict. These are challenges that affect everybody everywhere, and to tackle them we need to bring together knowledge, theories, practices, experiences and ideas, from people and organisations all over the world.

As IDS develops its new five-year strategy (2020-2025), we’re asking what people think are the critical global development trends and challenges, and how they think researchers, policymakers, businesses and society need to respond.

Share your thoughts, ideas, research, experiences, and campaigns on Twitter with the hashtag #GlobalDevTrends and @IDS_UK

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