Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Strengthening Networks and Building Relationships to Increase the Impact of Global Development Research 

    Stanley, Alan; Zussman, Tracy (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    Development research can contribute to improvements in policy and practice, research capacity and evidence-based policymaking processes. Achieving these kinds of impacts is most often a complex, multifaceted, political and ...
  • Designing Programmes to Maximise Mutual Learning 

    Greengrass, Emma (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    Learning from research is a significant enabler of research impact that contributes to sustainable development. Essentially, anyone involved in a research project can benefit from regular opportunities to come together to ...
  • Partnerships, Planning and Policy Windows: How to Engage Non-academics with International Development Research 

    Nelson, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    Many international development research projects aim to go far beyond influencing academic debate - they also seek to build relationships and networks, influence attitudes and behaviours, and inform policy and practice. ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Disability and Education 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2017-12)
    This collection of ESRC–DFID funded research provides new evidence on what governments must consider in order to ensure that children with disabilities benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion.This ...
  • Improving Rural Lives Through the Liberian Motorbike Boom 

    Benson, Vivienne; Peters, Krijn (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2017-11)
    Parallel to the mobile phone revolution in Africa is the lesser talked about motorbike boom. Motorbike taxis have changed the face of transport and provided employment opportunities, particularly in rural parts, in many ...
  • Reducing Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone 

    Georgalakis, James; Wessells, Michael (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2017-11)
    Research directly involving teenagers and their families in Sierra Leone to reduce teenage pregnancy has helped pave the way for a new community-friendly Child and Family Welfare Policy. The research by the Columbia Group ...
  • Reducing School Dropout Rates in Malawi and Lesotho 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; Jere, Catherine (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2017-11)
    School in a bag’, buddy systems and catch-up clubs have paved the way for improved learning and reduced dropout in schools in Malawi and Lesotho. These pioneering techniques have been used by researchers from University ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research on Children and Youth in Africa. Putting children first: Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa 23- 25 October 2017 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2017-10)
    This booklet was prepared for the international conference:"Putting children first: Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa" which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23-25 October ...
  • Automation, Women, and the Future of Work 

    Faith, Becky (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2017-07)
    This briefing explores the impact of automation on women and work in developing countries, considering global targets on balancing unpaid care, rights to economic resources, and access and use of information and communication ...
  • The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development: Sharing Lessons of Improving Development Processes with Evidence 

    Georgalakis, James; Jessani, Nasreen; Oronje, Rose; Ramalingam, Ben (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2017-03-01)
    This edited collection of peer-reviewed papers explores critical challenges faced by organisations and individuals involved in evidence-informed development through a diverse set of case studies and think-pieces. In this ...

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