We undertake applied research related to development practice – rigorous outputs relevant to different audiences. Our research, and our active participation in development debates, builds on our commitment to advance wider learning and practice.
In order to link academia to practice, we aim to speak to both communities. As such, we frequently contribute to high impact peer reviewed journals with both conceptual and empirical articles. We also sit on the boards of several journals.
Our innovative working papers tackles pertinent issues in a rigorous academic manner but in an expedient manner that can influence policy and practice. The papers are peer reviewed and widely used by policy makers.
Our influential case studies have examined interventions, sectors, thematic areas, or entire programmes over the last two decades. They critically analyse aspects of development practice so that lessons can be learned and applied in different contexts.
On the more serious side of our advocacy work are our policy contributions. We made regular submissions to parliamentary select committees to try to affect the change that we seek.
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We also contribute to the outputs of others in order to get our message represented more widely. Our thoughts disseminated through other media channels allow us to reach a wider audience.