The School brings together a group of development specialists researching key global challenges.
Researching global inequalities
The global development group adopts an interdisciplinary approach to tackling the production and perpetuation of inequalities and analysing the dynamics of economic, political and socio-cultural transformation in the Global South.
We engage with debates and controversies around land, gender norms and practices, crime, democratisation, education, food sovereignty, health, human rights, poverty, markets and labour. We work with a wide range of actors who are involved in processes of global transformation — such as national executives and legislatures, non-governmental organisations, multilaterals including the UN — to shape debate, to involve marginalised communities, and to influence policy and practice.
Our global development academics make a significant contribution to the work of numerous interdisciplinary research centres, notably the Centre for Global Development and Leeds University Centre for African Studies.
Centre for Global Development
The Centre for Global Development (CGD) is an interdisciplinary research centre established in 1984. CGD draws on the expertise of more than 60 members from different schools and faculties at the University of Leeds in the field of international development.
Leeds University Centre for African Studies
Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together scholars with an active interest in Africa from across different schools and faculties at the University of Leeds.