News and Views

Posted: 1st March
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Call for papers: When does evidence really matter? An Edited Collection from the Impact Initiative and the Institute of Development Studies.
Posted: 15th February
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Ian Scoones is the co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex and joint convener of the IDS-hosted Future Agricultures' Consortium. Here Ian explains through case studies in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia in the Livelihoods after Land Reform project, how we can have impact, but we must be patient. This first appeared on Zimbabweland.
Posted: 2nd February
As the global development community transitions into a new era for development, the ‘Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact’ conference from 16-18 March in Pretoria, South Africa highlighted the full breadth of research carried out during the lifetime of the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research.
Posted: 18th January
credit: UN Women/Anindit Roy Chowdhury
Jenny Edwards, Programme Officer at the Institute of Development Studies, explores gender equality and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in response to the synthesis of evidence on the gendered nature of poverty and wellbeing from 122 research grants funded through the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.
Posted: 1st November
A new collaboration between IDS and the University of Cambridge’s Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education is designed to increase the uptake and impact of two programmes of research funded through the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership.
Posted: 29th October

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Posted: 24th October
A selection of case studies highlighting ESRC research impact in various areas of society. The views and statements expressed in the case study publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the ESRC.