News and Views

Posted: 17th October
Child peeking in to a classroom, Nairobi.
Growing up in poverty has long-lasting adverse consequences for children and the societies that they live in. As the world marks the international day for the eradication of poverty it’s worth trying to identify answers and evidence in the fight against child poverty.
Posted: 1st October
Picture shows a farmer and his wife with their store of maize crops - they have 7 children and 5 grandchildren. The maize is a drought tolerant variety.

Today marks International Day of Older Persons on which we celebrate the huge contribution that a large – and growing – demographic group makes to our societies across the globe.

Posted: 25th September
Photograph of participants attending the Impact Initiative workshop at UKFIET in 2019

The Impact Initiative for International Development Research led a practical workshop at the 2019 UKFIET conference to give delegates a better understanding of the needs, processes and requirements

Posted: 24th September
Class Photo - Marasi Primary School Students (Kenya)
Colin Bangay, Senior Education Adviser, DFID-Sierra Leone, considers whether researchers and policymakers can do more to ensure the other’s perspectives are taken on board.
Posted: 23rd September
Dragons' Den Sign Up Sheet
Using a the format of the Dragons' Den TV show to develop an innovative session where research teams were asked to to connect with at least one other project to form a pitch.
Posted: 23rd September
Protecting migrants in the city panel, Hargeysa International Book Fair 2019

Now in its 12th year the Hargeysa International Book Fair, hosted in the Somaliland city of Hargeisa in July 2019. provides an opportunity for the de facto independent Republic of Somaliland to showcase cultural, literary and journalistic talent and develop an international profile.

Posted: 22nd August
Photograph of a keyboard with publish button at top
Publication is key to communicating new ideas and research findings. However, many scholars and students find the publication process challenging.
Posted: 15th August
3 Qualities for effective research & policy partnerships

The relationship between the UK’s research endeavour and its international partners is likely to alter in coming years as a result of changes in domestic funding streams and a potentially sharp exit from EU funded research projects.

Posted: 25th July
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo
APPG panellists Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo (Global Disability Advisor, World Bank) and Anderson Gitonga (CEO, United Disabled Persons of Kenya) discuss the value of social science research evidence to influence policy and bring about change.
Posted: 22nd July
Disability and education
Nidhi Singal and Anderson Gitonga consider what progress has been made in relation to inclusive education, a year on from the first ever Global Disability Summit held in London in the summer of 2018.