Recent Submissions

  • Improving Adult Literacy in Niger Through Mobile Calls to Teachers 

    Benson, Vivienne; Aker, Jenny C. (IDS and the Impact Initiative, 2021-02)
    In Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, 85 per cent of adults are unable to read or write, even in local languages. Adult education programmes can be a route to improving adult literacy rates, but non-governmental ...
  • Recipes for Impact: Feed, Thinking, Nourish, Change, Edition 2 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and the Impact Initiative, 2021-02)
    This booklet profiles a selection of research funded by the ESRC-FCDO Strategic Partnership and the impact they have achieved. While these stories only show a snapshot of the research, they all highlight the multiple, ...
  • Maximising the Impact of Global Development Research – A New Approach to Knowledge Brokering 

    Georgalakis, James; Rose, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02)
    This report, by the Impact Initiative for International Development Research, provides an approach for brokering evidence across large research investments. It is based on six years of work undertaken by the Institute of ...
  • Impact Lessons: Engaging Marginalised Communities in National Policy Formation 

    Johnson, Vicky; Shephard, Kelly; West, Andy (IDS and the Impact Initiative, 2021-01)
    Explores six key benefits of involving marginalised groups in national policy formation which emerged from the Impact Initiative's ‘Engaging Marginalised Communities in National Policy Formation’ virtual event in June 2020. ...
  • Celebrating the Raising Learning Outcomes Programme 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and the Impact Initiative, 2020-11)
    This booklet profiles a selection of the research and impact funded by the ESRC-FCDO Strategic Partnership through the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme. This collection of resources highlights ...
  • Working in Partnership with Multiple Stakeholders on Global Policy Processes: Disability and Inclusive Education 

    Singal, Nidhi (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-11)
    Given that policies, programmes, and research focusing on disability in relation to other forms of disadvantage has never been higher on the agenda, it is an opportune moment to identify how new evidence being generated ...
  • Covid-19: Thinking Differently about Education Research Impact 

    Rose, Pauline; Tofaris, Elizabeth; Baxter, Sandra (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-10)
    This paper draws on lessons from a webinar organised by the Impact Initiative that explored how researchers need to think differently about impact for education policy and practice in the context of Covid-19. It provides ...
  • ESRC-FCDO Research for Policy and Practice: Education Accountability Relationships Between Schools, Communities, and Government in India 

    The Impact Initiative (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-09)
    Despite widespread recognition of the challenge to improve learning outcomes and the need to shift education systems away from traditional input orientation, there has been relatively little attention paid to how basic ...
  • Impact Lessons: Engaging Research with Global Movements 

    Roelen, Keetie; Shephard, Kelly (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2020-08)
    This working paper highlights the key points and emerging policy themes arising from a virtual event hosted by the Global Coalition Against Child Poverty (GCACP) and the Impact Initiative in May 2020. The event concentrated ...
  • Outsourcing Primary Education In Liberia Leads To Mixed Results 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; Romero, Mauricio (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-08)
    The long-lasting effects of a 14-year civil war, compounded by school closures caused by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, have had a huge impact on Liberia’s education system. In early 2016, the Liberian Ministry of Education ...
  • Improving Early Childhood Education in Rural Bangladesh 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; Islam, Asadul (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-08)
    Only 40 per cent of children in Bangladesh are enrolled in pre-primary education, with this figure estimated to be much lower in rural areas. Research led by Monash University, Australia, and supported by local partner the ...
  • The Power of Partnerships: How to Maximise the Impact of Research for Development 

    Georgalakis, James (Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 2020-03)
    A new report from the Impact Initiative explores some key qualities that may go towards determining the success of research-policy partnerships and those seeking to influence them. Produced in partnership with: UK Research ...
  • Reforming Higher Education Teaching Practices in Africa 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; McCowan, Tristan; Schendel, Rebecca (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-03)
    Critical thinking – the process of questioning and learning with an open mind – is considered one of the most important outcomes of a contemporary university education, a crucial skill for graduate participation in the ...
  • Ending the Financial Entrapment of Street Vendors in Colombia 

    Benson, Vivienne; Martínez Quintero, Lina Maria (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2020-02)
    In the global South, the informal economy provides over 50 per cent of urban employment. In Cali, Colombia, the absence of government intervention and financial programmes means that illegal moneylenders are used by workers ...
  • Providing Alternatives to Fossil Fuels in Nepal 

    Benson, Vivienne; Lovett, Jon; Shrestha, Krishna; Pariyar, Bishnu (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-12)
    Inadequate energy supply continues to hinder social and economic development in Nepal. Despite a wealth of renewable energy potential – particularly with hydropower but also solar and biomass – sustainability and access ...
  • Raising Learning Outcomes in Diverse Indian Contexts 

    De, Anuradha (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2019-12)
    This policy brief shows that improving learning outcomes in diverse Indian contexts requires a rethinking of educational strategies. While improvements in physical access to schools are welcome, improving learning outcomes ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women and Conflict 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-12)
    Conflict affects women and men differently, and it can alter women’s economic and political roles in society. However, changes in women’s economic and political status and roles during times of conflict do not necessarily ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Gender and Education 

    The Impact Initiative (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2019-11)
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research provides valuable evidence on strategies to ensure commitments to eliminate gender disparities in education are met. Beyond ensuring that every child – both girls and boys – is ...
  • Improving Literacy Through Indigenous Languages in South Africa 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; Wills, Gabrielle (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2019-11)
    To better understand early grade reading in African languages, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Stellenbosch University, the University of Cape Town, the University of South Africa and Funda Wande, together ...
  • Investigating Domestic Violence Law in Cambodia 

    Brickell, Katherine; Greengrass, Emma (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-09)
    Legislation seeking to address violence against women has grown in recent years – at least 144 countries now have laws on domestic violence (DV). However, many women are still prevented or deterred from accessing justice. ...

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