The Centre for Development Informatics researches the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in socio-economic development.

The Centre’s research outputs were returned under “Development Studies” and “Business & Management” for the most-recent Research Assessment Exercise, which rates the research performance of all UK universities. In both of these subject areas, Manchester was rated the no.1 university in the UK in research power terms. Research within the Centre was identified as an area of particular strength at Manchester.