News and Views

Posted: 21-09-2017
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission in 2021 may depress and delight development wonks in equal measure. Read a list of things to like and be alarmed about the REF from James Georgalakis, Director of the Impact Initiative.
Posted: 19-09-2017

By Nic Spaull and Nompumelelo Mohohlwane

Posted: 11-08-2017
Reflections from two development professionals, on what good and credible evidence is and what its value is in international development.
Posted: 04-08-2017
Education in Kenya
How can we understand the social – as well as technical – processes involved in translating research into action? Reflections on 'engaging the middle' and the challenges of building trust for research impact.
Posted: 02-08-2017

A recent Health and Accountability workshop attracted between 80-90 participants from donors, multilateral agencies, national and global civil society, and research institutions over three days.

Posted: 27-07-2017
Women workers making garments in Vietnam

Will women benefit from the rapid automation and digitisation that is set to change the world of work as we know it? How can we ensure that women’s economic interests are brought into focus, and that debates on the future of work are not about the changing relationship between man and machine, bu

Posted: 25-07-2017
Super Synthesis
David Coleman, Senior Education Advisor at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, discusses 'Super Synthesis' - a new user-friendly tool which aims to enable decision makers – national governments, development partners and involved stakeholders – to easily assess possible interventions by the level of impact on participation and student learning outcomes, and the likely associated costs.
Posted: 24-07-2017
Dr Elena Schmidt, Director of Strategic Programme Innovations and Developments, Evidence and Research at international development organisation Sightsavers, discusses the benefits of collaborations in developing and implementing effective and high-quality education programmes.
Posted: 18-07-2017
health workers administering microfilaria tests in a bar

In his blog Has politics shaped the terms 'accountability' and 'participation'? Luiz Eduardo Fonseca explores how politics has shaped the meaning of the terms 'accountability'