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Paul Knipe

Research and Learning Programme Manager

Paul has more than 10 years of experience working with international donors, governments, ethnic groups and civil society in advisory, management and leadership roles.

This includes the design, delivery and evaluation of complex, multi-stakeholder projects in fields of evidence into policy, rural livelihoods, civil society strengthening, area-based development planning, and constitutional and human rights reform. His work has often been in fragile and conflict affected areas and incorporates participatory approaches. His geographic areas of focus are UK, South Asia and South East Asia. Paul lived and worked in Sri Lanka and Myanmar for several years.

Paul 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 the Department for International Development (DFID) and other partners to be innovative and responsive to rapidly changing and complex development challenges. For more information visit www.ids.ac.uk/k4d.



K4D Learning Journeys

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.


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.

Paul Knipe’s recent work