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Research

Our world-class research brings an understanding of people’s lived experiences to policy and practice.

Research for better lives globally

Our world-class research responds to shocks such as epidemics and unprecedented environmental, social, political, economic and technological disruptions of our era.

We deliver knowledge and policy solutions that can make a tangible difference in the world and are generated and applied through equitable and sustainable partnerships with governments, philanthropic foundations, academic institutions and civil society organisations.

Our reputation for research and international outlook is second to none and reflected in our performance in the latest QS World University Rankings where we are ranked first in the world for development studies, together with the University of Sussex. We are also ranked as the number one international development think-tank by the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.

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