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Hannah Corbett - Head of Communications and Engagement

Hannah leads the Communications and Engagement Unit which is responsible for the coordination, planning and delivery of cross-institutional corporate communications, publishing, marketing and policy engagement.

Hannah has over 10 years of communications and policy engagement experience gained working in, and with, academic institutions as well as organisations in the charitable, public and private sectors. 

During her time at IDS, she has helped develop and strengthen the institutional approach to public affairs and policy engagement, as well as designed and delivered research communications and policy engagement training for postgraduate students, IDS staff and others working in the international development sector.

The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) identifies and supports innovations that have the potential to create social impact in education, health and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) across Tanzania.

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An exciting initiative to support young African scholars engage their research with policy on youth employment in Africa.

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The aim of the Rapid Response Briefings (RRB) series is to support governments and development agencies in responding quickly to rapidly emerging phenomena and unexpected global events and understanding the impact they may have on development policy, practice and outcomes.

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This programme aimed to strengthen the policy engagement and communication (PEC) work of researchers and communication staff based in 26 think tanks across Latin America and South Asia.

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This is the image for IDS Policy Briefing 33, 'Embedding nutrition in a post-2015 development framework'.

Embedding Nutrition in a Post-2015 Development Framework

IDS Policy Briefing 33 (2013)

Putting an end to the current nutrition crisis by 2030 is possible, but only if nutrition is embedded within a post-2015 development framework. More details

This is the image for IDS Policy Briefing 38, 'Ensuring Women and Girls’ Rights to Water and Sanitation Post-2015'.

Ensuring Women and Girls’ Rights to Water and Sanitation Post-2015

IDS Policy Briefing 38 (2013)

This policy briefing, part of the special MDG series, examines how a post 2015 framework can help ensure women and girls rights to water and sanitation. More details

This is the image for IDS Policy Briefing 43, 'Achieving Gender Equality Through a Post-2015 Framework'.

Achieving Gender Equality Through a Post-2015 Framework

IDS Policy Briefing 43 (2013)

This policy briefing is part of the special MDG series and examines how a post-2105 framework can help to promote women and girls’ empowerment and achieve gender equality. More details

This is the cover to IDS Policy Briefing 77, 'Learning from Southern Africa on Fair and Effective Integrated Water Resources Management'.

Learning from Southern Africa on Fair and Effective Integrated Water Resources Management

IDS Policy Briefing 77 (2014)

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has been promoted by international donors, global water organisations and financers as the answer to the water crisis in the Global South. More details

IDS In Focus Policy Briefing

Using Human Security Principles to Develop a Post-2015 Framework

IDS In Focus Policy Briefing 24 (2012)

2015 marks the deadline for achieving the MDGs and it is widely recognised that simply renewing the goals in their current format will not be sufficient. A more analytical and inclusive approach is required, which could be achieved by using human security principles. More details