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Improving Adult Literacy in Niger Through Mobile Calls to Teachers
Outsourcing Primary Education in Liberia
Improving Early Childhood Education in Rural Bangladesh
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Maximising the Impact of Global Development Research
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 REAL Centre based at the University of Cambridge, engaging with over 200 research projects funded by the 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.
Recipes for Impact - revised edition
This revised booklet profiles a selection of research funded by the ESRC-FCDO Strategic Partnership and the impact they have achieved. Impact stories show a snapshot of research and highlight the multiple, unique and surprising paths to achieving impact.
Impact Lessons: Engaging Marginalised Communities in National Policy Formation
Explores six key benefits of involving marginalised groups in national policy formation which emerged from the Impact Initiative's ‘Engaging Marginalised Communities in National Policy Formation’ virtual event in June 2020.
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The Impact Initiative exists to connect policy makers and practitioners with the world class social science research supported by the ESRC-FCDO Strategic Partnership. We seek to identify research synergies and support grant holders from the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation or Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme to exploit influencing and engagement opportunities, and facilitate learning. Discover how to maximise the impact of your project.