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 ...

Recent Submissions

  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.50 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-29)
    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 Health Evidence Summary No.49 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-29)
    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 ...
  • Cost-effectiveness in Humanitarian Outcomes and Development in Fragile and Conflict-affected States: An Update of Helpdesk Reports 457– 462 

    Price, Roz (IDS, 2020-04-07)
    This report provides an update to a set of previous helpdesk reports by the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development Programme (K4D) produced between September and October 2018 which reviewed the cost-effectiveness ...
  • Cost-Effectiveness in Humanitarian Outcomes: Logistics 

    Tull, Kerina (IDS, 2020-04-08)
    This helpdesk report examines the cost-effectiveness of new logistic techniques and processes in humanitarian settings. Maintaining supply chains is crucial in responding effectively to humanitarian crises. Logistics ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.48 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-28)
    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 Demography Evidence Summary No.3 

    Quak, Evert-jan (IDS, 2020-05-28)
    This is the third 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 COVID19 to inform and support their response. ...
  • The Use of Data for Cost-effectively Improving Humanitarian Outcomes 

    Bolton, Laura (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    This report uses annotated bibliography to examine the evidence that the use of data in humanitarian work is cost-effectively improving humanitarian outcomes across DFID humanitarian policy priorities. This review was not ...
  • Accountability to Affected Populations and Cost-Effectiveness in Humanitarian Outcomes 

    Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2020-04-21)
    Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) seeks to ensure that the rights, dignity, perspectives and security of all groups of an affected population are protected, and that gender, age, disability and diversity identify ...
  • Evidence and Lessons on Integrated Services for Refugees and Host Citizens in Developing Countries 

    Kelly, Luke (IDS, 2020-05-01)
    This helpdesk report reviews the evidence on refugee caseloads being absorbed into host government social service provision such as education, health and the right to work in developing countries. Given that integrated ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.47 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-27)
    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. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.46 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-26)
    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 ...
  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.1 

    Herbert, Siân (IDS, 2020-05-22)
    This week, many of the key themes that emerged at the start of the Covid-19 continue to be discussed, including: allegations of corruption related to Covid-19 funds, increasing authoritarianism, gender based violence, and ...
  • Financing for Climate Adaptation – an Overview of Current Regimes 

    Amirali, Asha (IDS, 2020-05-13)
    This report reviews the main funding mechanisms for climate adaptation/resilience programmes in developing countries. This rapid review finds that the majority of climate adaptation and resilience activities in developing ...
  • Lessons Learned from Carbon Pricing in Developing Countries 

    Price, Roz (IDS, 2020-04-30)
    This helpdesk report evaluates the lessons learned from implementing carbon taxes and other climate change mitigation strategies related to taxation and public finances (e.g. feebates) in developing countries. New carbon ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.45 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-22)
    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 Health Evidence Summary No.44 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-22)
    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.43 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-21)
    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 Demography Evidence Summary No.2 

    Quak, Evert-jan (IDS, 2020-05-21)
    This is the first 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 COVID19 to inform and support their response. ...
  • Impacts of COVID-19 Regulatory Measures on Small-scale and Informal Trade in Zimbabwe 

    Price, Roz (IDS, 2020-05-19)
    This report provides a snapshot of the current and recent COVID-19 measures in place in Zimbabwe and how these have impacted on small-scale and informal domestic and cross-border traders. The final section provides some ...
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic and Response on Violent Extremist Recruitment and Radicalisation 

    Avis, William (IDS, 2020-05-04)
    This helpdesk report provides evidence on the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and response on violent extremist recruitment and radicalisation. The report is structured in four main sections. The first section ...

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