Evidence and knowledge to improve the impact of development and diplomacy policy and programmes

The Knowledge for Development and Diplomacy (K4DD) programme provides rapid synthesis of evidence and learning events on a wide range of topics including climate, health, education, conflict and more.

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Aid Absorption: Factors and Measurements
Date Published: March 2018
Author: Huma Haider
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Using Zakat for International Development
Date Published: March 2018
Author: Zenobia Ismail
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Donor Funded Alliances Promoting Regional Cooperation
Date Published: March 2018
Author: Anna Strachan
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Learning Packages

Water Security
The Water Security learning package aims to build capacity and knowledge around water security, the importance of water security for development, the links between water resources and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), and, the role of water in COVID-19 related recovery work.
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Tax and Gender
This learning package is based on K4D’s Tax and Gender Learning Journey, which ran with the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from 2021 to 2022. It had objectives to introduce and grow awareness of gender issues in taxation, create consensus around priorities for tax and gender policy and build the capacity of staff in the FCDO to understand, apply and communicate the department’s reshaped approach to tax and gender programming.
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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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About K4DD

The K4DD programme provides evidence and learning to improve the impact of development and diplomacy policy and programmes.

K4DD is delivered by a consortium of six leading development and diplomacy organisations. It builds on significant experience of delivering similar programmes, including the predecessor, ‘Knowledge, Evidence, and Learning for Development (K4D) Programme’, which ran from 2016 to 2022. 

K4DD is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and will run until March 2027.

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