Beating poverty

At The University of Manchester, we’re committed to social responsibility not just in Manchester, but around the world.

For over 60 years we have been at the forefront of development studies. Bringing together nearly 50 world-leading academics and 100 PhD students, our Global Development Institute (GDI) is Europe’s largest dedicated global development research and teaching institute. It exists to promote social justice, and to help build a fairer world for everyone, today and in the future.

Through the GDI, we remain at the forefront of exploring new ways for all the nations of the world, rich and poor, to work together in pursuit of socially just and sustainable development. We work closely with all kinds of organisations and bodies around the world – from major corporations and grassroots charities to governments and think-tanks – to ensure that the research we produce actively shapes policy and practice.

With your help, we can have a positive impact on the lives of people living in poverty and inequality, wherever they might be.