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Posted: 15th July
APPG Global Education

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Education: Quality Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities

Taking place a year on from the Global Disability Summit, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Global Education even

Posted: 15th July
Dragon's Den ESRC-DFID Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty
A recent workshop in Kisumu, Kenya, brought together researchers on motorcycle taxis, mobility and track construction and urban food-security with relevant civil society groups and local policy makers with the hope of exploring local policy opportunities to support the role of urban/rural motorcycle taxi transport in addressing urban food security challenges.
Posted: 4th July
3 Qualities for effective research & policy partnerships
At a time of increasing scrutiny of UK Aid-funded university research, leaders of UK research councils and the Department for International Development (DFID) are coming together at the Wellcome Collection on 8 July, to discuss how to maximise the impact of the UK’s investment in interdisciplinary research for international development.
Posted: 27th June
Ethiopian class taking place outside
A dynamic workshop. ‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ will take place at IDS on 18 October 2019. The Call for Proposals for presentations at the workshop is now open for contributions from across academia, policy and practice, and particularly from those working in Africa.
Posted: 11th June
In a new IDS Bulletin on research-policy partnerships, the co-editors, James Georgalakis and Pauline Rose, challenge the assumption that policy-orientated research collaborations need to be built on the identical agendas of like-minded and equal organisations. In the real world, mutual agendas are ‘bounded’ by political and social realities that demand compromise and sometimes collusion.
Posted: 10th June
Launched today is the latest issue of the IDS Bulletin, Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development, in collaboration with The Impact Initiative.
Posted: 29th May
Through the Impact Initiative, we have embraced the complexity and nuances of research funded by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, and searched for stories to highlight the true nature of their impact, rather than simplify it.
Posted: 28th May
photograph of Arjan De Haan being interviewed for The Impact Initiative at the Power of Partnership conference in Delhi in December 2018
During the ‘Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty’ conference, held in New Delhi in December 2018, key staff from development and donor agencies including DFID, ESRC, IDRC and UNECA were interviewed to discuss the value of social science research evidence to influence policy and bring about change.
Posted: 22nd May
Young men in the street greeting each other
Following the National Youth Seminar which took place in Ethiopia in March, YOUR World Research, enabled by the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research, launches findings and the Impact Initiative shares a short video from the National Youth Seminar which includes interviews with the researchers and policymakers involved.
Posted: 22nd May
Lessons for the disabled
ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes grant holder Dr. Melanie Ehren considers how networks can lead to sustainable system change and what conditions are needed to ensure the collective impact of their individual members.

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