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Kelly Shephard - Head of Knowledge, Impact and Policy

Knowledge and Communications for Development
T: +44 (0)1273 915795
E: k.shephard@ids.ac.uk

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Administrator:
Poppy Bardwell

The Programme Partnership between Irish Aid and the Institute of Development Studies focuses on social protection and food and nutrition. The collaboration brings together research and capacity development with policy, programmatic and influencing know-how to support action that more effectively reduces poverty and injustice.

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GODAN Action brings together agriculture and nutrition specialists and open data experts and will support GODAN in its mission by building people’s capacity to engage with open data

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Four year initiative that will seek to maximise the impact of research funded by the ESRC DFID Strategic Partnership.

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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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In an attempt to make better use of what is available, IDS is leading on a pilot programme which examines sets of participatory and systemic data with a view to increase understanding of how data is collected, analysed and shared in development programming.

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A participatory action-learning and knowledge sharing programme to improve WFPs gender-mainstreaming practices.

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IDS knowledge-sharing professionals are developing a prototype e-hub for gender experts in Nigeria

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The Global Open Knowledge Hub (GOKH) aims to improve the supply and accessibility of content that supports evidence informed policy making and practice by development actors.

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MQSUN aims to provide DFID with technical services to improve the quality of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programmes. Services will be provided on a call down basis to DFID country offices over a period of four years.

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A partnership between Coffey, IDS and RICARDO AEA has been formed to improve mainstreaming and targeting of women and girls in the International Climate Fund.

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ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women's Life Choices

This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced by girls and how a lack of access to means of transport hampers their access to paid work, health services, and schooling. More details

This is the cover to IDS Bulletin 481, 'Sex Education in the Digital Era'.

Sex Education in the Digital Era

IDS Bulletin 48.1 (2017)

Exploring sex and sexual relationships is an important part of adolescence, and therefore sex education should have a central role in adolescent emotional development as well as dealing with crucial public-health issues. More details

This is the front cover to IDS Practice Paper InBrief, 'Making the ‘Evolutionary Leap’: Using Open Knowledge Approaches to Improve Development Outcomes'.

Making the ‘Evolutionary Leap’: Using Open Knowledge Approaches to Improve Development Outcomes

IDS Practice Paper InBrief 25 (2016)

The starting point of the Open Knowledge Hub project was our belief that the adoption of so-called ‘Open Knowledge’ approaches had the potential to improve the impact of research evidence on development outcomes and address inequalities in the visibility, accessibility and uptake of diverse knowledge about development. More details

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Smells like International Development

29 Jun 2018
By Kelly Shephard

Barber Shop Tales of Impact

01 May 2018
By Kelly Shephard

Are you guilty of humblebragging?

08 Feb 2018
By Kelly Shephard

Playboy, porn and sex education

28 Sep 2017
By Kelly Shephard

Is porn the new sex education? Discuss

24 Nov 2016
By Kelly Shephard

Show me the data! Open data and future thinking

04 Nov 2016
By Kelly Shephard
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