The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
Putting the collective impact of global development research into perspective: What we learned from six years of the Impact Initiative
Pauline Rose and Elizabeth Tofaris reflect on the Impact Initiative programme and what can be learned from six years of facilitating impact-focused research in global development.
Should we mourn or celebrate the end of Pathways to Impact?
The surprise announcement by UKRI that they will be removing the Pathways to Impact from their grant applications has sent the UK research community into a spin. Very few academics are going to miss writing impact pathways statements. They were seen by many as a tick box exercise and the opportunity to promote a deeper reflection on how to engage with non-academic partners and users was all too often squandered.
Blog: Why we struggle to repeat the trick of turning academic research into action
James Georgalakis, Director of Communications and Impact at the Institute of Development Studies and Director of the Impact Initiative, discusses turning academic research into action and placing more importance on networking than prizes.
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