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Sally Theobald, RinGs and ReBUILD, reflects on some key points for gender, governance and health arising from the Women in Global Health's attendance at the World Health Summit 2016.
Anuradha De, CORD, India, and Nidhi Singal, University of Cambridge, UK reflect on the educational lives of children with disabilities based on discussions at the recent joint consultation event in New Delhi (India) on ‘Teaching, Learning and Disadvantage'.
Meera Samson, CORD, India; and Pauline Rose, University of Cambridge, UK write about recent research in education in India, funded as part of the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes programme, and how it will contribute towards an evidence-based strategy of reform. Resources can be downloaded from the event they hosted in India on August 10, 2016 to contribute to the current policy consultation with the Indian government.
Terrorist attacks and a related rash of populist political uprisings in this hot and hungry El Nino season of mid-2016 pushed at least one event off the headlines it should rightly have occupied. This was the passage of the United States Government’s ‘Global Food Security Act of 2016’, signed by President Obama in July. Naomi Hossein, a Research Fellow in the Power and Popular Politics Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies, explores the global politics of food provision.
New evidence from ten years of ESRC-DFID funded research studies can inform future policies to help meet Sustainable Development Goal three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages, writes Karine Gatellier, Convenor in Health and Nutrition at the Institute of Development Studies.
Eight new grants have been awarded funding through the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes programme. The 2015 call focused on the theme of challenging contexts and the grantees will be welcomed into the Impact Initiative later in 2016.
In this short film conference participants share their highlights, reflections and learnings from the three day Impact Initiative conference ‘Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovations, Engagement and Impact’, held on 16 – 18 March 2016, in Pretoria, South Africa.
What are the key ingredients involved in successfully influencing change through research? At the recent ESRC-DFID Impact Conference, Elaine Mercer asked researchers, practitioners, and funders to share their best piece of advice from their own experience. These ten interviews capture top tips for researchers on turning research into impact.
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.