News and Views
Posted: 4th July
At a time of increasing scrutiny of UK Aid-funded university research, leaders of UK research councils and the Department for International Development (DFID) are coming together at the Wellcome Collection on 8 July, to discuss how to maximise the impact of the UK’s investment in interdisciplinary research for international development.
Posted: 27th June
A dynamic workshop. ‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ will take place at IDS on 18 October 2019. The Call for Proposals for presentations at the workshop is now open for contributions from across academia, policy and practice, and particularly from those working in Africa.
Posted: 11th June
In a new IDS Bulletin on research-policy partnerships, the co-editors, James Georgalakis and Pauline Rose, challenge the assumption that policy-orientated research collaborations need to be built on the identical agendas of like-minded and equal organisations. In the real world, mutual agendas are ‘bounded’ by political and social realities that demand compromise and sometimes collusion.
Posted: 10th June
Launched today is the latest issue of the IDS Bulletin, Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development, in collaboration with The Impact Initiative.
Posted: 29th May
Through the Impact Initiative, we have embraced the complexity and nuances of research funded by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, and searched for stories to highlight the true nature of their impact, rather than simplify it.
Posted: 28th May
During the ‘Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty’ conference, held in New Delhi in December 2018, key staff from development and donor agencies including DFID, ESRC, IDRC and UNECA were interviewed to discuss the value of social science research evidence to influence policy and bring about change.
Posted: 22nd May
Following the National Youth Seminar which took place in Ethiopia in March, YOUR World Research, enabled by the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research, launches findings and the Impact Initiative shares a short video from the National Youth Seminar which includes interviews with the researchers and policymakers involved.
Posted: 22nd May
ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes grant holder Dr. Melanie Ehren considers how networks can lead to sustainable system change and what conditions are needed to ensure the collective impact of their individual members.
Posted: 16th May
Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global North, Indian children show low levels of learning basic school skills.