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Louise Oakley

Research and Learning Programme Manager

Louise is a Programme Manager with over 10 years’ experience of managing complex, multi-stakeholder programmes in the fields of evidence into policy, humanitarian response, civil society strengthening and gender. She has lived and worked with grassroots and civil society organisations in Guyana, Colombia and Australia.

Louise currently manages the Knowledge for Development Programme (K4D). K4D supports the use of learning and evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes. It is funded by UK AID and is designed to assist FCDO and other partners to be innovative and responsive to rapidly changing and complex development challenges. For more information visit www.ids.ac.uk/k4d.

Research

Project

K4D Learning Journey on Inclusion in Crises

Inclusion is an approach (and an objective) founded on the human rights principles of inherent dignity, participation and respect for diversity which counters structural discrimination and enables affected people and communities to more effectively anticipate, prevent, prepare, respond,...

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K4D Learning Journey on International Nature

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.

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K4D Learning Journey on Security and Access to Justice

The Security & Access to Justice (S&J) Learning Journey will help address S&J challenges and capability gaps within the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). This will be done primarily through a series of facilitated discussions and expertise-sharing with select FCDO and Open...

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K4D Learning Journey on Tax and Gender

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.

Publications

Louise Oakley’s recent work

Past Event

Evidence for action in turbulent times

How can development organisations think differently about knowledge and learning in times of complexity, crisis and conflict? Crisis and complexity define the current political, social, and economic landscape. What role does evidence play in helping us navigate these turbulent times? In this...

21 September 2022

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The need for rapid evidence and learning in times of crisis

The Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Programme is hosting an event on 21 September to discuss the importance of putting evidence into action during turbulent times. Crisis and complexity define the current political, social, and economic landscape. Increased global...

13 September 2022

News

K4D Conflict, Peace and Humanitarian Resource Hub

Recent global events, such as the invasion in Ukraine, are increasing the need for more evidence and learning related to conflict, peace and humanitarianism. This resource hub brings together reports and resources from the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Programme,...

13 April 2022

Past Event

Mainstreaming Nature: institutions, capacity, and evidence

The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature includes a commitment to put nature and biodiversity on a road to recovery by 2030 through mainstreaming nature into all government policy and investments. Ahead of COP26 the UK is working with the multilateral banks to integrate nature across their operations,...

4 August 2021