We group our research around the following areas based on IGDC membership expertise:
- Social Justice
- Global Health
- Sustainable Environments
Our research is guided by principles of social justice, fairness and environmental sustainability. We work across the world, including Africa, South America and Asia. Our research spans the rural and urban, and from the mountains to the coast. We work with partners across the global South, and in the UK and Europe. Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of all our work, and we emphasise the links between socio-economic change and environmental challenges and solutions. We recognise the significance of cultural and political constraints and opportunities in meeting all development challenges.
The IGDC’s interdisciplinary and international approach ties in with the University of York’s Research Strategy and aims to harness funds from the Global Challenges Research Fund in order to contribute to delivering the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals - a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.