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Poverty and livelihoods

Our work seeks to understand what works in which contexts to best enable people and communities to enhance their capabilities, assets and activities. From understanding how social protection can act as a safety net for increasing human potential, and protect vulnerable people from risks and shocks, to measuring the impact of integrated development programming, our work helps to ensure interventions maximise their impact and support vulnerable people.

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Mid-term review of IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme

Smallholders are on the frontline of climate change. Their livelihoods rely on natural resources that are already affected by...

consultation with man and woman facing each other in chairs
Blog

Improving poverty and disability measures through better data collection: Lessons from WISH

Collecting data for decision-making on personal issues related to sex, income and ability is fraught with complications that...

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Report

A learning-focused assessment of experiences in collecting poverty and disability measures through client exit interviews

Collecting data from service users on personal issues related to reproductive health, living conditions and abilities is...

birds and barbed wire representing slavery
Blog

The UK’s approach to tackling modern-day slavery in Nigeria: Five missed opportunities

I recently read the ICAI review of the UK’s approach to tackling modern-day slavery through the aid programme and it led me...

human trafficking and unsafe migration
Blog

Tackling human trafficking: Lessons from the Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria project

Modern-day slavery is still a prevalent practice in Nigeria, with Edo State at the centre of human trafficking. The UK...

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Evaluating the impact of reintegration assistance provided under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative in the Horn of Africa region

Migration is a growing reality for millions of people across the globe. In 2017, IOM (International Organization for...

Report

UNHCR Country Portfolio Evaluation: Angola (2016-2019)

This report relates to an independent evaluation of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) country operation...

News

The benefits of community-driven development

A new paper published in the Journal of Flood Risk Management explores the costs and benefits of resilience interventions in...

Report

Development of key performance indicators – Final Report

BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) spends part of the overseas aid budget on research and...

Report

Research for Development indicators: A review of funder practice

The Newton Fund and the GCRF are managed by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) to promote research...

a road in Belize, Caribbean
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Evaluation of the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund

Investment in infrastructure across the Caribbean has supported growth, trade and created new jobs. Ongoing investment is...

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Evaluation of the World Food Programme’s Gender Policy

Without equal opportunities, access to resources and representation for all, hunger will not be eliminated. The goal of the...

rice poured into hand
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Evaluation of the Global Challenges Research Fund

GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund) is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge, world-class research that addresses...

Report

Evaluation of the World Food Programme Gender Policy (2015-2020)

The WFP (World Food Programme) Gender Policy (2015-2020) was approved in May 2015. The evaluation provides evidence, analysis...

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Evaluation and Learning Partner: Karo Kura ‘SAGE’

Adolescent girls can face multiple and interrelated disadvantages in Sierra Leone. Purposeful’ s new safe spaces programme...

Report

Nepal Rural Access Programme – CONNECT Component Review

CONNECT is a component part of the Nepal Rural Access Programme Phase 3 (RAP3), one of the longest-standing and largest...