This six year initiative seeks to maximise the impact of research funded by the ESRC DFID Strategic Partnership. The Impact Initiative focuses on providing support to both the ESRC-FCDO (formerly DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research programme.
The Impact Initiative takes full advantage of the extensive research and policy networks that IDS and Cambridge are connected into throughout the world to support the coordination of targeted engagement initiatives, such as policy roundtables and practitioner workshops in low income countries, and the facilitation of global networking and knowledge sharing events.
It also develops programme-level research communication outputs in order to ensure the ESRC-FCDO funded programmes’ research is effectively communicated and shared, and to raise the profile of the programmes themselves. The initiative commissions outputs such as synthesis reports, policy briefs and data visualisations, and disseminates these to targeted audiences of policy actors, practitioners and intermediaries.