Programme Partnership between Irish Aid and IDS on Social Protection and Food Security and Nutrition

The Programme Partnership between Irish Aid and the Institute of Development Studies focuses on two priority themes – social protection and food and nutrition. The collaboration brings together research and capacity development with policy, programmatic and influencing know-how to support action that more effectively reduces poverty and injustice.

Overall aim

To enable development efforts and partners (Irish Aid and KPCs) to be more effective in developing policy and programmes on social protection, food security and nutrition, and other emerging priorities, by bringing together cutting edge evidence and learning.

Areas of Work

Work will involve a flexible combination of four types of activity and output, including:

  • Producing high quality research and evidence
  • Moving evidence into policy and practice through high quality, targeted outputs including publications, events and online communities of practice.
  • Rapid response including briefings and help desk enquiries
  • Learning and capability-building

For further information about the Programme Partnership, please email Oliver Burch

Project details

start date
1 September 2017
end date
31 August 2020


Supported by
Irish Aid

About this project


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Carolina Szyp

Research Officer

Recent work

Journal Article

Employing Evidence in Policy Advocacy to Mobilise Parliamentarians on Nutrition in Tanzania: Some Lessons from the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI)

HANCI Case Study;

This case study shares experiences from a collaboration between Partnership for Action on Nutrition in Tanzania (PANITA) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, UK), using HANCI evidence to support policy advocacy with the Tanzanian Parliamentary Group for Nutrition, Food Security and...

26 October 2015