About development research
Within development research, we support research of importance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low income countries, and support collaboration and knowledge exchange between researchers in Sweden and researchers in low income countries and lower middle income countries.
The area of development research supported by the Swedish Research Council covers Swedish research of particular relevance to low income countries (research project grants) and lower middle income countries (Swedish Research Links). Support is given to research of the highest scientific quality within all scientific fields.
The research shall be relevant to the overall goals of Swedish international development aid, and the goals for Swedish policy for global development. This means that the research shall contribute to creating prerequisites for better living conditions for people who live in poverty and represssion, and contribute to fair and sustainable global development. The funds shall be used in accordance with the OECD/DAC’s definition of development aid.