Each project is assigned one of eight themes – Children and Young people, Education, Gender, Governance, Health, Livelihoods, Security, Urban/Rural. These categories have been determined as part of a wider piece of work to map commonalities across research projects by the Impact Initiative thematic experts. The information is largely derived from the data shared on the Research Councils UK website. Viewing projects in this way gives you insights into synergies between the research programmes across different projects, researchers, their organisations and locations.


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Health, education, protection, livelihoods, and livelihoods of children and young people in developing and fragile contexts.

Education in international development settings, including in conflict and post-conflict contexts: teachers, quality and learning, and inequalities related to poverty, gender and disability.

Gender cuts across all the themes, with resources on issues such as maternal health, education, social norms, power, rights, and employment.

A range of issues on governance, participation, and accountability, including: citizenship, planning, economic investment, rights, and environmental impact.

Health in developing countries, including resources on issues such as: infectious diseases; NCDs; injury and violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and nutrition.

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Making a living and securing basic necessities in challenging environments. Including issues such as: social protection, climate change, resource scarcity, human capital, disabilities, resilience, and wellbeing.

Security in development and conflict contexts, including issues such as: local governance, education, religion, and gender.

 Issues specific to urban and rural contexts, including migration, environment, economics, food systems, and property rights.