Professor Wendy Graham is one of DFID's new Senior Research Fellows. She and the other fellows provide the scientific leadership for DFID's research priorities, to enhance the relevance of research and maximise its impact on development policy and practice.
R4D is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. R4D provides you with the latest information about research funded by DFID, including news, case studies and details of current and past research in over 25,000 project and document records.
UK General Election. During the run up to the election on 6 May we will not publish any new material on R4D.
In the past it was difficult to find out what research topics, projects, and programmes DFID was funding or had funded. Researchers all over the world (and even DFID staff) had to rely on a network of personal contacts or inspired detective work to discover who was already working in a particular area, what was already known, and what lessons had been learned. R4D responds to a demand expressed by many DFID stakeholders for better and open access to all this information. It is and will always be only one piece of the jigsaw, but it is a high-quality piece, as in order to have received DFID funding the research posted on R4D will have met strict criteria and quality standards in both formulation and execution.