There is increasing pressure on all of us to make better use of evidence in decision-making whether we work in research, government or NGOs. Colleagues in the IDS Knowledge Impact and Policy Team have been working for some years to help programme managers, policy advisors, evaluators, researchers and communications staff, gain the skills and competencies required to operate effectively at the interface between policy and research.
In November 2020, IDS, and over 2,000 fellow members and partners from over 140 countries will meet in Dubai for the biennial Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (#HSR2020), co-sponsored by Health Systems Global (HSG) – the international membership society for people interested and engaged in the generation and use of knowledge from health policy and systems research – the W
After nearly a decade, the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (MOOP) is drawing to a close, having conducted research in more than ten countries in an effort to uncover how and why migration plays such a significant role in poverty reduction in some contexts, but not in others.
For over 20 years, Eldis has provided free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on global development issues. The Eldis database now includes summaries and links to over 60,000 full-text research and policy documents from a growing global network of several thousand research organisations and networks.
Following renewed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID, the African Property Tax Initiative (APTI) is pleased to announce a second call for proposals for research projects on property taxation that are of a high academic standard and relevant to policy and practice.
We are calling for proposals on APTI’s six core themes:
This new issue of the IDS Bulletin, edited by Jody Harris, Molly Anderson, Chantal Clément and Nicholas Nisbett examines a range of perspectives on power in food systems, and the various active players, relationships, activities, and institutions that play a major role in shaping them.
The latest issue of the IDS Bulletin, Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development aims to identify how partnerships focused on the production of policy-engaged research seek to achieve societal impact and explores the challenges in these processes.
With the global rise of inequality and conflict and the acute challenges facing the most socially and politically excluded, civil society organisations, charities and development agencies are increasingly concerned with how to effectively broker the knowledge of marginalised communities. Influencing decision makers and institutional practice with evidence requires an explicit focus on power and politics – seeking ways to promote positive change in highly complex policy environments.
This edition develops previous versions presented at the Knowledge for Development Summit in Vienna in 2016, and in Geneva in 2017 at the Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference.
Our friends at the GODAN Action project are pleased to announce a new call for applications for the Open Data Management Online Course.
The GODAN Action team has expanded the content of the course to include land in addition to agriculture and nutrition.
A Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) partner report has highlighted the need for open access and open data at universities to help solve world hunger and malnutrition.
Launched today in partnership between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a new online platform, the Epidemic Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP2), building on the success of the award-winning work of the original Ebola platform (ERAP).
While the African continent continues to face significant challenges in its fight against hunger and undernutrition, several African governments have increased their commitments in the fight against hunger and undernutrition.
Following on from the successful first round of GODAN Action's free e-learning course on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition, our friends at GODAN Action are pleased to re-open the applications for the second round.