Upcoming Events

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

23/10/2017 - 09:00 to 25/10/2017 - 17:00

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

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Previous Events

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Event: Digital Development Summit 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:30 to 17:30

The Institute of Development Studies in collaboration with the World Wide Web Foundation and Nesta, and with the support of the  UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and The Impact Initiative, is hosting the inaugural

Level 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre, London, UK.


Event: Evidence-informed decision-making in a complex world

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30

A jointly hosted panel event. Brought to you by the Institute of Development Studies, the Research and Policy in Development programme at the Overseas Development Institute and International Institute for Environment and Development.

Overseas Development Institute and streamed online

Event: Global Coalition to End Child Poverty - research day

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

The Impact Initiative is hosting the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty's research day. This event will bring together research on child poverty from around the world (including from ESRC/DFID grantees). It will follow a two-day meeting of the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty, and include the partners in the coalition in the discussion. The day will focus on the reduction of economic and non-economic forms child poverty.

The Institute of Development Studies, UK.

Coal Harbour - Vancouver, BC

Event: Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 08:00 to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 17:30

The Impact Initiative will be convening a meeting and panel sessions on 'Disability, equity and rights' and 'mHealth' at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research which takes place in Vancouver from 14 to 18 November.

The overarching theme of the symposium is: Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world.



Event: Lessons from a decade’s research on poverty

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, March 18, 2016 - 17:00

As the global development community transitions into a new era for development, the ‘Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact’ conference from 16-18 March in Pretoria, South Africa highlighted the full breadth of research carried out during the lifetime of the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research.