Upcoming Events

 Pensioners Rights Group, Bhopal.

Event: Ending pensioner poverty

November 7th, 2019

In an exciting panel discussion, researchers and NGOs will debate the challenges for financial inclusion and propose innovations for change.

Libreria Bookshop

65 Hanbury Street


E1 5JP

Children in Danchira Village, Ghana.

Event: Putting children first: new frontiers in the fight against child poverty in Africa

October 18th, 2019

On Friday 18 October, IDS, the DSA/EADI Working Group on Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics, Global Coalition to End Child Poverty and the Impact Initiative, with support from the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP/University of Bergen/International Science Council), will bring together leading scholars and policy makers to discuss new frontiers in the fight against child poverty in Africa.

Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK

Previous Events

Girls wait outside the toilet block in Tanzania

How can we improve life choices for women? Round table discussion followed by a debate on demystifying menstruation UK - Uganda

November 7th, 2018

The event is free, and open to the public. It will start at 17:00 and participants are welcome to come to one part, or all of it. Please register on Eventbrite for your free ticket.

Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE

Image shows a person stoking the fires of a kiln at night

Blood bricks exhibition: untold stories of modern slavery and climate change from Cambodia

October 17th, 2018 to October 31st, 2018

Cambodia is in the midst of a construction boom. The building of high-rise office blocks and housing is pushing the capital city upwards but the country’s vertical drive into the skies and status as one of Asia’s fastest growing economies hides a darker side to Phnom Penh’s ascent. Building projects demand bricks in large quantities and there is a profitable domestic brick production industry using multigenerational workforces of debt-bonded adults and children to supply them.

The Building Centre,
26 Store Street
WC13 7BT

Making Universal Health Coverage a reality by 2030: evidence of what works

October 8th, 2018

The Impact Initiative will be hosting the satellite session: 'Making Universal Health Coverage a reality by 2030: evidence of what works' at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) on 8 October at 9am. This session is open to individuals who have registered to attend the HSR2018 Symposium taking place in Liverpool, UK between 8-12 October 2018.

ACC in Liverpool 
Room 48 

A nurse explains clinic procedures to waiting patients

Event: Accountability for health equity

October 5th, 2018

Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage

This seminar will discuss the main themes of the recently published IDS Bulletin 49.2, ‘Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage’.

This seminar will be live-streamed via Facebook.

The themes this seminar will talk about are: 

Room 100, IDS Building

RLO Africa Symposium

Event: ‘Raising Learning Outcomes’ Africa Symposium

September 12th, 2018 to September 14th, 2018

In September 2018, researchers from nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa gathered in Johannesburg to participate in the ‘Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems’ Africa Symposium, organised by RLO Programme Research Lead Team. The aim was to explore Africa-focussed research across the Programme, identifying factors which enable or constrain learning outcomes, and potential policy avenues for ensuring effectiveness, equity and quality in the delivery of education in Africa.

Disability and education

Event: Global Disability Summit 2018

July 24th, 2018

On 24th July 2018, DFID, alongside the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) hosts the first Global Disability Summit in London. With Government Ministers, high level Private Sector and UN Officials, as well as a range of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and disability rights activists in attendance, it is hoped the Summit will raise global attention on disability inclusion and mobilise new global and national commitments, ensuring the rights, freedoms, dignity and inclusion for all persons with disabilities.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, UK 

Does Poverty Equal Shame? Campaign message and panel event postcard design

Panel Session at the 62nd UN Commission for the Status of Women: How can we improve the life choices for women in rural Africa?

March 20th, 2018

Women and girls are often expected to fulfil roles that limit their ability to make strategic and empowering life choices, this is particularly true in rural settings. A panel of researchers and NGOs will propose policies ideas based on research and evidence on the shame of poverty, social mobility, economic empowerment and educational aspiration.

United Nations Headquarters in New York
Venue: Salvation Army
Room: Downstairs

Event: Bridging the Gap - Insights from Africa: new perspectives on disability and development

March 12th, 2018 to March 13th, 2018

The Impact Initiative is delighted to be supporting a two-day event, hosted by Leonard Cheshire Disability and partners, which will showcase findings from the three year ESRC-DFID funded research project ‘Bridging the Gap: Examining Disability and Development in Four African Countries’. The event takes place on 12-13 March and will be an opportunity to explore key findings from research in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia.

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London 

RLO Day 2

Event: ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research (RLO) Programme annual grant holders workshop 1st-2nd February 2018

February 1st, 2018 to February 2nd, 2018

A two-day workshop hosted by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the Department for International Development, the Programme Research Lead (PRL) and the Impact Initiative for Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research (RLO) provided the opportunity for researchers to meet, build networks, explore opportunities for collaboration and share approaches and obstacles when considering pathways to impact and research dissemination.

Event: Putting children first: identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa

October 23rd, 2017 to October 25th, 2017

This three-day international conference engaged policy makers, practitioners and researchers in identifying solutions for fighting child poverty and inequality in Africa, and in inspiring action towards change. The conference offers a platform for bridging divides across sectors, disciplines and policy, practice and research.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia