Research overview 2019
Development research

The Swedish Research Council’s research overview within development research describes the current position of research and makes a forecast of developments over the next five to ten years. The overview also includes scientific and research policy recommendations for inputs to promote research in Sweden within the area.

This is one of seven research overviews in total, produced during 2018. The other overviews cover the areas of humanities and social sciences, clinical therapy research, artistic research, medicine and health, natural and engineering sciences and educational sciences. The overviews form a central part of the Swedish Research Council’s input into the upcoming Government Research Bill.


  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...