Evidence-based policy is often framed by questioning what works, for whom and in what situations. It is often forgotten that the ability to answer this question depends on knowledge about what has happened, what is happening and what is likely to happen.
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.
K4D is a UKaid funded programme consortium led by the Institute of Development Studies.
K4D provides the UK Department for International Development with facilitated learning activities to explore and respond to complex, interdisciplinary development issues of strategic importance to policy, programming and organisational learning.
Every year thousands of delegates gather at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York to discuss the experiences of women globally. For the first time I was privileged to run a scheduled side event for The Impact Initiative. Joined by colleagues from the UN Economic Commission for...
Question: What does international development research have to do with a leading, male deodorant brand?
Nasir Sobhani gives haircuts to the homeless men and women he meets in Melbourne, Australia. Known as the Streets Barber, Nasir set up an initiative called Clean Cut, Clean Start following his battle with drug addiction.
IDS's Kelly Shepard on the challenges of sharing knowledge about policies that can improve women’s life choices.
People participating in decisions that affect their lives is a core value of open and democratic societies. This value is an important starting point for how to plan, implement and manage participatory data and engagement processes in international development. Programmes are more likely to...
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...
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.
IDS Bulletin 47.6
Research suggests that young people are arriving at sex education sites mostly through campaigns on social media and paid sites. Whilst not everyone is accessing porn, it is essential to find creative ways to engage with young people to strengthen and build on existing online sex education....
The Knowledge, Impact and Policy (KIP) 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...
We invite you to share and like your favourite concept via YouTube. On 10 February 2017 we will collate the number of views and likes and the one with the highest number will win a prize.
As part of a two-phase initiative that began in 2013, IDS helped WFP to develop and implement ‘Innovations from the field’ – a participatory action learning programme to capture, share and embed successful innovations for gender mainstreaming across the organisation.
In a workshop at the How to Do It conference in April IDS will run a session to share learnings from our collaboration with Love Matters Kenya and the Sauti Academy on an action research project.