The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
A range of issues on governance, participation, and accountability, including: citizenship, planning, economic investment, rights, and environmental impact.
Principal Investigator: Mark Pelling. Lead Organisation: Kings College London.
 
Co-Investigator: Bruce D Malamud (Kings College London); Blessing Meru (frican Population and Health Research Center, APHRC); Adriana Elizabeth Allen;  (University College Lonodon); Cassidy Anne Johnson (University College London): Susan Marion Parnell (University of Bristol); Mtafu A.Z.

Principal Investigator: Sabina Alkire. Lead Organisation: University of Oxford

This research project addresses the overarching research question: What factors shape pathways into and out of poverty and people's experience of these, and how can policy create sustained routes out of extreme poverty in ways that can be replicated and scaled up? 

Picture shows a farmer and his wife with their store of maize crops - they have 7 children and 5 grandchildren. The maize is a drought tolerant variety.
This research seeks to generate robust, urgently needed evidence to address the critical knowledge gaps in order to inform policy debates and thinking on the further development of the Older Persons Cash Transfer Programme in Kenya.
Towards accountability for health equity: galvanising a movement for UHC
This month (May 2018), the Institute of Development Studies, in collaboration with Future Health Systems, the Impact Initiative, the Open Society Foundations, and Unequal Voices, publishes a new edition of the IDS Bulletin focusing on ‘Accountability for Health Equity’, which places relationships of power at the centre of our understanding of how health systems function – or don’t – for all levels of society. The issue includes draws on research enabled by the ESRC-DFID strategic partnership.
Principal Investigator: Sam Hickey. Lead Organisation: University of Manchester
 
Co-investigator: Giles Marcus Mohan
 
A major challenge for achieving poverty reduction is that the capacity of states to deliver development is in short supply, particularly in Africa.
Principal Investigator: Haia Al- Dajani. Lead Organisation: University of Plymouth
 
Co-investigator: Susan Marlow
 
Contemporary political volatility within the Middle East region has led to far reaching socio-economic upheaval and strife with a devastating impact generating mass displacement of Iraqi, Palestinian, and Syrian refugees to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey (UNCHR, 2014).
 A boy in a classroom in Pakistan.
Principal Investigator: Asim Ljaz Khwaja. Lead Organisation: Harvard University
 
Co-investigators: Jishnu Davis; Tahir Andrabi
 
Most interventions to improve education in developing countries require spending significant amounts of money on improving the quality of the inputs to the education system.
Schoolgirl in Madhya Pradesh, India
Principal Investigator: Karthik Muralidharan. Lead Organisation: Institute for Financial Management and Research
 
Co-investigator: Abhijeet Singh
 
We propose to conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of one of the most ambitious recent attempts by a developing country government to improve education governance at scale.

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