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    • 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. ...
    • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Water Security 

      The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-09)
      Access to clean water is essential for life but all too often in water management, short-term gains for the few are prioritised above long-term benefits for the many. This selection of ESRC-DFID funded research explores ...
    • Raising Awareness of Environmental Change in the Maldives 

      Arnall, Alex; Kothari, Uma (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-08)
      Island communities in the Maldives are experiencing environmental change on a daily basis due to coastal erosion, the accumulation of waste at sea and on beaches, and the rapid expansion of the built environment. Researchers ...
    • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Pensioner Poverty 

      The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-07)
      Longer lives not only deliver social benefits but are also crucial from an economic perspective. If supported, longevity can yield productivity gains in terms of a larger, experienced labour force, as well as in contributions ...
    • Rethinking Impact: Applying the Gender Lens 

      The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-06)
      This booklet profiles the research and impact funded by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership which explicitly focuses on gender inequality, but also projects where the gender dynamics emerged during the course of the work. ...
    • The Delta of Impact: Mapping a Meta-Impact Pathway to Uncover Six Stepping Stones of Research Impact 

      Clark, Louise; Goodier, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-06)
      This working paper explores how barriers to impact can be overcome using a unique methodology, devised to be collaborative and conducive, for understanding the many overlapping outcomes that add up to research impact from ...
    • Understanding Displacement and Urbanisation in Somali Cities 

      Bakonyi, Jutta; Chonka, Peter (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-06)
      Somalia has one of the largest populations of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the world: an estimated 2.6 million in 2018. Yet little is known about the way displaced people experience flight and resettlement, how ...
    • Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development 

      Georgalakis, James; Rose, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-06-05)
      This Issue aims to identify how partnerships focused on the production of policy-engaged research seek to achieve societal impact and explores the challenges in these processes. The collaborations analysed span academia, ...
    • Notes on Contributors 

      Georgalakis, James; Rose, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-06-05)
      This is the notes on contributors for IDS Bulletin 50.1, 'Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development'.
    • Foreword 

      Dalton, Diana (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-06-05)
      This is the foreword of IDS Bulletin 50.1, 'Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development'.
    • Introduction: Identifying the Qualities of Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development – A New Analytical Framework 

      Georgalakis, James; Rose, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-06-05)
      This article sets out a framework for analysing research–policy partnerships for societal change in international development settings. It defines types of change associated with engaging research evidence with policy and ...
    • Rethinking Research Impact through Principles for Fair and Equitable Partnerships 

      Newman, Kate; Bharadwaj, Sowmyaa; Fransman, Jude (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-06-05)
      With renewed investment of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA) commitment into research, there is a need to rethink traditional understandings of ‘research impact’. In this article, we argue that impact in ...