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Project

The Impact Initiative

This five 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-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-DFID 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.

Key contacts

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James Georgalakis

Director of Communications and Impact

j.georgalakis@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915781

Project details

start date
16 March 2015
end date
15 March 2020
value
£2,737,220

Partners

In partnership with
University of Cambridge
Supported by
ESRC-DFID

About this project

People

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Emma Greengrass

Editorial Coordinator

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James Georgalakis

Director of Communications and Impact

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Kelly Shephard

Head of Knowledge, Impact and Policy

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Louise Clark

MEL Manager

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Louise Oakley

Project Manager

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Poppy Bardwell

Senior Project Support Officer

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Vivienne Benson

Communications Officer

Recent work

Publication

Investigating Domestic Violence Law in Cambodia

ESRC-DFID Research Impact

Legislation seeking to address violence against women has grown in recent years – at least 144 countries now have laws on domestic violence (DV). However, many women are still prevented or deterred from accessing justice. The ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research on DV law...

1 September 2019

Publication

Water Security

ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice

Access to clean water is essential for life but all too often in water management, short-term gains for the few are prioritised above long-term benefits for the many. This selection of ESRC-DFID funded research explores the realities facing people for whom water insecurity is a daily threat,...

1 September 2019

Publication

Raising Awareness of Environmental Change in the Maldives

ESRC-DFID Research Impact

Island communities in the Maldives are experiencing environmental change on a daily basis due to coastal erosion, the accumulation of waste at sea and on beaches, and the rapid expansion of the built environment. Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Reading in the UK, and the...

1 August 2019

Publication

Pensioner Poverty

ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice

This collection of ESRC-DFID funded research shows that in many settings, universal cash transfers and social pension programmes are providing much-needed financial support to older people.

31 July 2019

News

Making the case for the UK’s investment in interdisciplinary research

At a time of increasing scrutiny of UK Aid-funded university research, leaders of UK research councils and the Department for International Development (DFID) came together at the Wellcome Collection on 8 July, to discuss how to maximise the impact of the UK’s investment in interdisciplinary...

16 July 2019

Opinion

The bounded mutuality of research-policy partnerships

Engaging research with policy means dealing with the realities of partnering with those whose agendas and mandates differ to your own. The Impact Initiative for International Development Research, which has spent the last four years supporting over two hundred research projects funded by the...

11 June 2019