This part of the programme will focus on monitoring emerging issues and crises in real time, whilst strategising about appropriate responses. This project will produce rapid and timely briefings and policy options in relation to topical and emerging issues.
Innovation in the use of ICTs is at the centre of an on-going real-time monitoring revolution. The challenge Rapid Response addresses is how to harness this potential to inform both immediate response and longer-term policy processes relating to health and nutrition, civil violence and service provision.
The aim of the Rapid Response Briefings (RRB) series is to support governments and development agencies in responding quickly to rapidly emerging phenomena and unexpected global events and understanding the impact they may have on development policy, practice and outcomes.
Drawing on the experience and expertise of IDS staff, alumni and partners, RRBs will provide research-informed perspectives, opinions and commentary from around the world on hot topics and crises, and the potential implications of these events for development policy, practice and outcomes.
Convened by Jon Gregson