UK ODA funding overview

Want to know who’s funding what, and where? We map major UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) research investments, looking to support the international development research community to understand and respond to a complex and dynamic funding landscape.

Looking for open funding calls? See current UK funding opportunities in global development research here.

You can also find more information on major UK funding programmes here.


The UK government previously committed to spending 0.7% of its Gross National Income on ODA. In 2015, it adopted a greater cross-governmental approach to ODA, involving a greater number of players in funding for international development research.

By providing a comprehensive picture of the UK’s ODA research funding, we are able to analyse investments, highlight strategic gaps and opportunities, and identify future international development and research trends to our members and stakeholders.

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