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Posted: 15-11-2016
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Dr Agata D’Addato, Senior Policy Coordinator, Eurochild highlights a number of key results in putting children at the heart of policy making and introduces the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty Research day which is taking place at the Institute of Development Studies, UK on on 18th November 2016.
Posted: 10-11-2016
The HSR2016 brings together over 2,000 policymakers and practitioners in Vancouver, Canada, from 14-18 November. The Impact Initiative is hosting two organised sessions during the Symposium - ‘Opportunities and Challenges: integrating mHealth into low- and middle-income health systems’ and ‘Disability, equity and rights: Sharing intersectional approaches to building responsive, resilient and inclusive health systems’.
Posted: 07-11-2016
A health worker fills out health records during an immunization event in Mozambique.

Effective decision making in global development requires access to diverse, high quality, relevant research evidence from a range of sources. However, the availability and visibility of research knowledge in online spaces is unequal.

Posted: 07-11-2016
Photograph from the Gender Responsive Governance event/workshop at the World Health Summit (WHS) 2016
Sally Theobald, RinGs and ReBUILD, reflects on some key points for gender, governance and health arising from the Women in Global Health's attendance at the World Health Summit 2016.
Posted: 31-08-2016
Four children standing in front of a backdrop of question marks, India
Anuradha De, CORD, India, and Nidhi Singal, University of Cambridge, UK reflect on the educational lives of children with disabilities based on discussions at the recent joint consultation event in New Delhi (India) on ‘Teaching, Learning and Disadvantage'.
Posted: 22-08-2016
Group photo, CORD India, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Meera Samson, CORD, India; and Pauline Rose, University of Cambridge, UK write about recent research in education in India, funded as part of the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes programme, and how it will contribute towards an evidence-based strategy of reform. Resources can be downloaded from the event they hosted in India on August 10, 2016 to contribute to the current policy consultation with the Indian government.
Posted: 15-08-2016
Grain in hands, Neil Palmer (CIAT) licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Terrorist attacks and a related rash of populist political uprisings in this hot and hungry El Nino season of mid-2016 pushed at least one event off the headlines it should rightly have occupied. This was the passage of the United States Government’s ‘Global Food Security Act of 2016’, signed by President Obama in July. Naomi Hossein, a Research Fellow in the Power and Popular Politics Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies, explores the global politics of food provision.
Posted: 08-08-2016
Medical samples, Simon Davis/DFID, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
New evidence from ten years of ESRC-DFID funded research studies can inform future policies to help meet Sustainable Development Goal three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages, writes Karine Gatellier, Convenor in Health and Nutrition at the Institute of Development Studies.
Posted: 22-06-2016
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Eight new grants have been awarded funding through the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes programme. The 2015 call focused on the theme of challenging contexts and the grantees will be welcomed into the Impact Initiative later in 2016.
Posted: 17-05-2016
In this short film conference participants share their highlights, reflections and learnings from the three day Impact Initiative conference ‘Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovations, Engagement and Impact’, held on 16 – 18 March 2016, in Pretoria, South Africa.

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