About K4D

The Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Programme supported 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.

Access all of our public-facing resources, and explore our learning packages.

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

K4D is a consortium of:

Institute of Development Studies / Education Development Trust / Itad / Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine / Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester / University of Birmingham / University of Leeds

An image of all of the logos of the K4D consortium. Education Development Trust, Itad, LSTM, IDS, University of Leeds, University of Birmingham, Manchester University.

“K4D is the resource we draw on for our 1,000+ advisors and other colleagues exploring difficult development issues.”

Mark Harvey, Head of Profession (Infrastructure and Urban) at FCDO