The future of Swedish research! Development research

Overview 2014 – development research

The Swedish Research Council developed a series of overviews and analyses in 2014 which serve as the foundation for the Board’s summary conclusions and recommendations on research policy choices to promote Swedish research in the coming 5 to 10 years. This project is designated “The future of research” and will be summarised in a final report in the summer of 2015. As a whole, the material serves as the foundation in the documentation the Swedish Research Council is compiling for the government’s upcoming research bill in 2016.

Overviews have been put together for the following seven research domains:

  • humanities and social sciences
  • natural sciences and engineering sciences
  • medicine and health
  • educational sciences
  • artistic research
  • development research
  • research infrastructure.


  1. DevRes 2021 – Advancing Sustainable Transformation

    Devres 2020 is postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new date is 14–16 June 2021.

  2. How development aid money is used

    The money the Swedish Research Council receives to fund development research comes from Sweden’s budget for international development aid. We report continuously to both the OECD and the Swedish website about the research projects this mon...