The Impact Initiative
A major new four year initiative that will seek to maximise the impact of research funded by the ESRC DFID Strategic Partnership. The Impact Initiative will focus on providing support to both the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research programme.
The Impact Initiative will take full advantage of the extensive research and policy networks that IDS and Cambridge are connected into throughout the world to support the coordination of targeted engagement initiatives, such as policy roundtables and practitioner workshops in low income countries, and the facilitation of global networking and knowledge sharing events.
It will also develop programme-level research communication outputs in order to ensure the ESRC-DFID funded programmes’ research is effectively communicated and shared, and to raise the profile of the programmes themselves. The initiative will commission outputs such as synthesis reports, policy briefs and data visualisations, and disseminate these to targeted audiences of policy actors, practitioners and intermediaries.