Recent Submissions

  • Communities Improve Water Management in Burkina Faso 

    Benson, Vivienne; Elias, Marlène (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-03)
    Explores how setting up 'Innovation Platforms' in Burkina Faso around two small water reservoirs meant that diverse members of rural communities, agricultural agents, and NGOs could reconcile differences and manage their ...
  • Marginalised Youth Informing Policy and Practice in Ethiopia and Nepal 

    Johnson, Vicky (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-02)
    Explores how marginalised youth in Ethiopia and Nepal can get their voices heard in policy and practice. In contexts of environmental fragility and political change, ministries and governmental organisations have worked ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Urban Community Resilience 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-03)
    Whilst cities have the potential to be great drivers of improvements in human wellbeing, impoverishment is an unrelenting feature of urban life. This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research explores urban community resilience ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women, Work and Social Protection 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-03)
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research explores the need for a holistic approach to social protection moving beyond a framing of poverty alleviation as primarily being about access to the traditional labour market ...
  • ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems 

    The Impact Initiative (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2019-01)
    This booklet provides an overview of education research encompassing 30 projects focused in 24 countries which have been enabled by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International ...
  • The Climate Change-Modern Slavery Nexus in Cambodia 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-12)
    Focuses on Cambodian brick kilns to examine how a high vulnerability to climate change can facilitate trafficking into new industries and greater susceptibility to modern slavery.
  • Tackling Extreme Poverty Through Psychological Support in Bangladesh 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-12)
    An initiative in Bangladesh, led by the international non-governmental organisation BRAC, to provide material and psychological support to the poorest individuals and households has proved to be a sustainable and lasting ...
  • Recipes For Impact: Feed, Thinking, Nourish, Change 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-11)
    This booklet profiles a selection of research funded by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership and the impact they have achieved. While these stories only show a snapshot of the research, they all highlight the multiple, ...
  • ESRC-DFID Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-11)
    This booklet provides an overview of poverty alleviation research encompassing 172 projects focused in 77 countries, and globally, which have been enabled by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research Evidence on Achieving Health for All by 2030 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-09)
    There is a growing body of evidence that health contributes to individual wellbeing, household stability, and national development. This booklet provides an overview of research evidence on health for all encompassing 30 ...
  • The Role of Teachers in Peace-Building in Rwanda and South Africa 

    Sayed, Yusuf; Tofaris, Elizabeth; Shephard, Kelly (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-09)
    In 1994, both Rwanda and South Africa emerged from a long and protracted history of colonisation, conflict, genocide, and apartheid which left lasting scars on their education systems. Both countries have undertaken ...
  • Mother Tongue Education Improves Literacy in Uganda 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; Thornton, Rebecca (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-09)
    Children whose first language is not the language of instruction in school are more likely to drop out or fail in early grades. Research from the Universities of Illinois and their Ugandan partners Mango Tree Educational ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Quality Teaching 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-07)
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research explores the process of teaching and the factors that make good quality teaching. Drawing on evidence across three continents, this collection highlights: innovative teacher ...
  • Helping to Make Safe Abortion a Reality In Zambia 

    Benson, Vivienne; Coast, Ernestina (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-06)
    Zambia has one of the most liberal abortion laws in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in spite of this, unsafe abortion continues to contribute to high rates of maternal mortality. Stigma, poverty, conscientious objectors, and ...
  • Engaging Communities in Rebuilding Post-Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines 

    Greengrass, Emma; Eadie, Pauline; Atienza, Maria Ela (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-06)
    Communities are slowly being rebuilt after Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) struck the Visayas Islands in the Philippines in November 2013. The vulnerable, most affected communities face ongoing challenges ...
  • Building Peace in the New Oil Frontiers of Northern Kenya 

    Benson, Vivienne; Lind, Jeremy (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-04)
    Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women's Life Choices 

    Benson, Vivienne; Shephard, Kelly (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-03)
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced ...
  • Keeping African Girls in School with Better Sanitary Care 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; Dolan, Catherine (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-03)
    For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education. Research from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London demonstrates that in ...
  • Opportunities, Ownership and Tailored Outputs: How to Respond to Demand for Evidence 

    Nelson, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    Many international development research projects aim to influence policy and practice by providing rigorous evidence that impacts on real-life decisions. However, the world of policymaking – whether organisational, local, ...
  • Engaging Research with Policy and Practice 

    Corbett, Hannah (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    How can research evidence influence policy and practice? This Learning Guide seeks to draw out some of the key lessons from on successful approaches and impact lessons on effective use of research evidence to engage policy ...

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