The Knowledge, Impact and Policy team leads and supports programme and project knowledge mobilisation, policy analysis and research uptake and communications.
This creative and experienced team seeks to work in collaboration with internal and external partners from the inception to the delivery of a programme or project. We apply a range of knowledge exchange approaches to the design and delivery of research programmes and share learning to strengthen the development research sector to do the same.
The team’s expertise and experience falls into five principle categories:
Monitoring, evaluation and learning for impact
We support projects and organisations to design and implement effective monitoring and evaluation frameworks and develop theories of change. We also facilitate learning around research impact and support reflective learning as a key component of impactful research projects and development programmes.
Evidence into use
We work to inform research design that integrates knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement mechanisms from the start. This includes capacity/learning support for internal knowledge management strategies, design of research programme uptake strategies and facilitation of engagement strategies to bring together stakeholders into effective networks and communities of practice.
Digitally enabled knowledge exchange
We advocate for the “thoughtful use of technology”, in effectively curating and sharing knowledge. We have the technical and editorial skills to design and develop innovative digital research communications products, to advise on best practise in the use of digital technologies for knowledge exchange and to build the capacity of others to make good use of openly available tools.
Generating high quality accessible products designed for maximum engagement including the IDS Bulletin.
Capacity building and mutual learning
Through programmes and projects and providing short courses for institutions and individuals we work at the interface between research evidence and policy and practice.