Our research serves three main purposes:
- to deepen the understanding of development processes and practices.
- to interrogate the theoretical underpinnings development thinking and collective action in the public sector, civil society and private sector.
- to strengthen DPU teaching, capacity building and advisory work
DPU Research Clusters
The DPU has four research clusters, each with sub-clusters that reflect the development of different strands of our work.
They operate as hubs for interdisciplinary discussion and thinking between staff members and research students. They also offer platforms for the development of collaborative research ideas, methodologies and activities.
We often engage in research activities with academics and organisations outside of the DPU through a wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects.