The Global Development Research Division (GDRD) conducts research that promotes social justice and equality and raises awareness of the global challenges surrounding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our research is organised into four main strands:
1) Our work on the Politics of Environmental Governance explores the political dimensions of the environment and development across low, middle and high-income countries.
2) Livelihoods, Food and Agriculture analyses the intimate relationships amongst the growing and eating of food, and the impacts these practices have on the everyday lives and livelihoods of those at local, national, regional and global scales.
3) Under Gender, Care and Well-being, we take multi-scaled and diverse empirical and theoretical approaches to understand everyday gender relations, questions of work, and how care for others and the environment impacts on local and global development.
4) Our fourth research strand, Empowerment and Participation, produces on-the-ground impacts through empowering, participatory and co-produced research processes and through innovative research methodologies.