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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Dr Robert Doubleday

Science-based policy; Scientific advice; Public policy; Democracy; Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP); Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

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Professor Bhaskar Vira

Environmental and developmental economics; Political economy; Institutional change; Public policy in developing world; State-society interactions in development; Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

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Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the SRI's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


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Programme Manager (Dr Sara Serradas Duarte):​.