K4D supports learning and the use of evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes. The programme is designed to assist DFID and other partners to be innovative and responsive to rapidly changing and complex development challenges.

The evidence of what works in the challenging and uncertain contexts in which we work is highly complex. Without this evidence, programmes would not be designed for maximum impact and could be poor value for money. K4D provides an integrated approach to linking organisational learning processes with the use of evidence from research.

K4D is implemented by a consortium of leading knowledge institutions based in the UK, led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), with the University of Birmingham, International Development Department (IDD); Education Development Trust; Itad; the University of Leeds, Nuffield Centre for International Health & Development; Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM); and the University of Manchester, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI).

For more information about the K4D programme, please contact mailto:info@k4d.info


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    K4D supports learning and the use of evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes. The programme is designed to assist DFID and other partners to be innovative and responsive to rapidly changing and ...

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  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.8 

    Herbert, Siân (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-10)
    This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 (C19) to inform and support their responses. This ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.83 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-09)
    This weekly COVID-19 health evidence summary (HES) is based on 3.5 hours of desk-based research. The summary is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of available evidence on COVID-19 but aims to make original documents ...
  • COVID-19 Demography Evidence Summary No.9 

    Quak, Evert-jan (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-09)
    This is the 9th of a weekly COVID-19 Demography Evidence Summary (DES) to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. ...
  • Migration and the Risk of Violent Conflict and Instability 

    Amirali, Asha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-03-18)
    This helpdesk report reviews the evidence that migration (including internal migration and forced displacement) contributes to the risk of violent conflict and instability. This rapid review surveys a sample of the academic ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.82 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-07)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.81 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-06)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.7 

    Herbert, Siân (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-03)
    This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 (C19), to inform and support their responses. This ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.79 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-03)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.80 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-03)
    This is a weekly summary of the daily COVID-19 health evidence summary (HES) which are based on 3 hours of desk-based research each day. The summary is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of available evidence on ...
  • Drivers and barriers to environmental engagement in the MENA region 

    Orrnert, Anna (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-30)
    Environmental engagement in the MENA region is a relatively new field of research. However, environmental activism has been intensifying in the region during the past few decades. This review examines the evidence from 7 ...
  • COVID-19 Demography Evidence Summary No.8 

    Quak, Evert-jan (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-02)
    This is the 8th of a weekly COVID-19 Demography Evidence Summary (DES) to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. ...
  • War Economy in North East Nigeria 

    Avis, William (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-01-14)
    This rapid literature review collates academic and grey literature pertaining to the war economy in North-East Nigeria. The conflict with Boko Haram provides an opportunity to interrogate long-standing theoretical assumptions ...
  • The Political Economy of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa 

    Walsh, Alex; Boys, Julian (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-30)
    This rapid review synthesises the academic and policy literature on the political economy of fossil fuel subsidies and their reform in ten selected countries in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, namely Jordan, ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.78 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-02)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.77 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-01)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.76 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-30)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.75 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-29)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.74 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-26)
    This is a weekly summary of the daily COVID-19 health evidence summary (HES) which are based on 3 hours of desk-based research each day. The summary is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of available evidence on ...
  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.6 

    Herbert, Siân (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-26)
    This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 (C19), to inform and support their responses. This ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.73 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-26)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...

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