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Kelly Shephard

Head of Knowledge, Impact and Policy

Research

Project

K4D COVID-19 Resource Hub

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.

Project

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture (ACHA) is a seven-year, DFID-funded research programme that started in January 2020. The aim of the programme is to build evidence on: the forms, drivers, and experiences of children’s harmful work in African agriculture; ...

Project

K4D Helpdesk Service

The Helpdesk service provides the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with quick access to evidence and analysis on development policy and programme questions through rapid response or more substantive emerging issues reports, from our team of qualified researchers.

Opinions

Opinion

Disrupting the seating plan at the United Nations and beyond

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...

16 April 2019

Publications

Publication

Water Security

ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice

Access to clean water is essential for life but all too often in water management, short-term gains for the few are prioritised above long-term benefits for the many. This selection of ESRC-DFID funded research explores the realities facing people for whom water insecurity is a daily threat,...

1 September 2019

Journal Article

Sex Education in the Digital Era

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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.

3 February 2017

Kelly Shephard’s recent work

News

IDS partnership boosts gender mainstreaming ‘from the field’

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.

4 July 2016