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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  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.13 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-04-08)
    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. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.12 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-04-07)
    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. This summary is a result ...
  • Influencing the development and implementation of policy and legislation in the security and justice sectors 

    Birch, Izzy (IDS, 2020-03-27)
    The literature reviewed for this report suggests that a conducive policy and legal environment is important but not sufficient to progress in security and justice programming, and that a decision on how essential it is ...
  • Lessons from Conflict Resolution Interventions 

    Bolton, Laura (IDS, 2020-03-18)
    The following report is a rapid review of a broad literature on conflict resolution systems and peacebuilding. Section 2 discusses the concept of Infrastructure for Peace (I4P), setting up of functional structures for ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.11 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-04-06)
    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 Health Evidence Summary No.10 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-04-03)
    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 ...
  • The Development Impact of Chinese Development Investments in Africa 

    Cooper, Rachel (IDS, 2019-09)
    This Emerging Issues report examines a number of popular narratives about the impacts of Chinese investment on economic development in Africa. Popular narratives include Chinese infrastructure investments have weak links ...
  • Impact of Syrian Refugee Crisis on Jordan’s Economy 

    Idris, Iffat (IDS, 2016-12-05)
    This rapid review synthesises evidence on the impact of Syrian’s refugee on the Jordan’s economy, the challenges faced in relation to livelihoods for Syrian refugees in Jordan and measures that can be taken to support ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.9 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-04-02)
    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. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.8 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-04-01)
    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 2-2.5 ...
  • Evidence on Efforts to Mitigate the Negative Educational Impact of Past Disease Outbreaks 

    Hallgarten, Joe (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    This rapid review focusses on efforts to mitigate the educational impact of previous disease outbreaks, concentrating on school-age learners. It follows two companion papers that reviewed broader secondary effects and ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.7 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    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 2-2.5 ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.6 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-30)
    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. Each summary is a result ...
  • Subsidy Reforms: Lessons from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region 

    Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2020-02-28)
    Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have concentrated on changing fuel prices and electricity tariffs. Conversely, food subsidy reforms have received less attention, reflecting the comparatively ...
  • Barriers to Education for Girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo 

    Bolton, Laura (IDS, 2020-02-28)
    There was little published literature on the barriers to girls’ education in the DRC. The main findings of the research suggest that cultural history, economic lack, and the coexistence of these are the main factors hindering ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.5 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-27)
    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. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.4 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-26)
    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. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.3 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-23)
    This weekly 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. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.2 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-16)
    This weekly 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. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.1 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-09)
    This weekly COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary (HES) 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. The first HES was ...

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