Learning and evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes

K4D has provided an indispensable service through turbulent times, adapting to Covid-19, conflicts, the climate crisis and significant political change.

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Report
Relationship between regional cooperation and political stability and prosperity
Date Published: March 2018
Author: Anna Strachan
K4D Resource: Helpdesk Report
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Report
Aid Absorption: Factors and Measurements
Date Published: March 2018
Author: Huma Haider
K4D Resource: Helpdesk Report
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Report
Lighting and Electricity Services for Off-Grid Populations in sub-Sahara Africa
Date Published: April 2018
Author: Evert-jan Quak
K4D Resource: Helpdesk Report
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Report
Using Zakat for International Development
Date Published: March 2018
Author: Zenobia Ismail
K4D Resource: Helpdesk Report
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Report
Better Jobs and Livelihoods for Young People in Africa – a Spotlight on Demand
Date Published: April 2018
Author: Philip Mader
K4D Resource: Emerging Issues Report
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Report
Donor Funded Alliances Promoting Regional Cooperation
Date Published: March 2018
Author: Anna Strachan
K4D Resource: Helpdesk Report
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Learning Packages

Scaling up inclusive approaches to complex social change
This Learning Package presents research and evidence on how to scale up approaches to shift discriminatory social norms that drive inequalities and impede progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Developing Scenarios for the MENA region
The Middle East And North Africa (MENA) region covers countries at every level of the development journey and existing interests in the region (and hence ODA commitments) speak to conflict/stability challenges.
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Inclusion in Crises
Inclusion is an approach (and an objective) founded on the human rights principles of inherent dignity, participation and respect for diversity. This counters structural discrimination and enables affected people and communities to more effectively anticipate, prevent, prepare, respond, recover and withstand the causes and impacts of crises.  
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International Nature
This learning package is drawn from the K4D International Nature Learning Journey. The learning journey was developed to support FCDO and other government departments’ understanding, capacity and influence related to nature, particularly in the run-up to COP26, hosted by the United Kingdom in 2022.
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Supporting Demographic Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa
The resources in this learning package build upon the work, discussions and evidence generated from the K4D learning journey ‘Supporting Demographic Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa’.
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Health Systems Strengthening
Health systems strengthening (HSS) is at the heart of the UK’s approach to its longstanding advocacy for and investment in global health. FCDO’s position is that ‘a strong and inclusive health system is a foundation stone to achieving all health outcomes’. This K4D Learning Package on Health Systems Strengthening offers support to FCDO in their understanding, capacity, dialogue, and influence in strengthening health systems to improve the health and well-being amongst the poorest and marginalised in low- and middle-income countries.
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About K4D

The Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Programme supports the use of learning and evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes.

From 2016 to 2022, the K4D Programme assisted the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other UK government departments and partners to be innovative and responsive to rapidly changing and complex development challenges.

Funded by UK aid, K4D produced rapid research, emerging issue reports and learning materials, and led in-depth learning journeys.

K4D has provided an indispensable service through turbulent times, adapting to COVID-19, conflicts, the climate crisis and significant political change.

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Over 1,200 rapid evidence reports produced over six years by K4D
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K4D-led learning journeys delivered with DFID/FCDO and partner organaisations
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K4D has produced 55 in-depth reports on emerging issues with the most up-to-date evidence and learning
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