Maximising the Impact of Global Development Research – A New Approach to Knowledge Brokering
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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 Development Studies (IDS) and the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre based at the University of Cambridge, engaging with over 200 research projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (ESRC-FCDO) Strategic Partnership. It provides lessons and recommended practices for all those funding and designing social science research for development and seeking to maximise its impact beyond academia. It is focused on the value of working across multiple research projects, spanning topics and geographies, and how this collective approach supports learning and impact.