SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development. Our mission is to use independent journalism to help individuals and organisations apply science to decision-making in order to drive equitable, sustainable development and poverty reduction. Our news is read over 240 million times every year and has a demonstrable impact on policy. SciDev.Net is part of CABI – an International not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving people’s lives worldwide by solving problems in agriculture and the environment.

What we do

SciDev.Net is unique within the global media landscape as the world’s only online news organisation dedicated to providing cutting-edge news and analysis on how science and technological innovation can improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Readers include senior policymakers and development practitioners from around the world. SciDev.Net plays a crucial role as an intermediary in research uptake, bridging the gap between researchers and policymakers.

SciDev.Net has one global edition and five regional editions: Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa (English edition) and Sub-Saharan Africa (French edition).

Editorial content with impact

SciDev.Net counts policymakers, senior academics and journalists among its readership. As a result, we have collected many stories of impact where our articles have caused policy change.


SciDev.Net offers high-quality training for scientists and journalists. Our flagship training programme Script, works to improve the communication of science to the general public, policy-makers and other interested groups. It does this through the delivery of on and offline training in science communication to researchers and journalists. Script offers free courses, practical guides, and bespoke science communication training packages for research organisations and institutions.

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