Latest projects

Politically smart, locally led development

Projects - September 2014
In light of growing demand from staff of donor agencies for examples of what 'thinking and working politically' entails in practice, this project aims to collect and share examples of where better outcomes have been achieved by adopting a politically smart, locally led approach.

Supporting policy engagement at the Mental Health Innovation Network

Projects - June 2014 to December 2014
The Mental Health Innovation Network aims to review and promote knowledge and emerging evidence on mental health policy across the developing world. This project supports the Network to understand the challenges and opportunities of mental health as a policy issue, review appropriate policy engagement strategies and extract lessons from the experiences of network members.

Shockwatch - Savings and insurance

Projects - April 2014 to March 2015
This project will investigate the link between global financial vulnerability and the financial products made available to the poor, with a particular focus on savings and insurance products.

EU development programme

Projects - April 2014 to March 2016
The project supports research, dialogue and strategic relationships to enable strengthened and evidence-based EU development policy-making that delivers results and impact.

Innovation - Urbanisation and property rights

Projects - April 2014 to March 2015
This project aims to analyse the interactions between the process of urbanisation and land tenure arrangements, land governance and tenure security in peri-urban areas, particularly in smaller urban centres, looking particularly at recent experience in Ghana and Tanzania.

Women's voice and leadership in decision making

Projects - March 2014
The aim of this research project is to assess the evidence on women’s voice and leadership in decision making and, on the basis of this evidence review, to provide lessons in relation to development policy and operations to strengthen women’s voice and leadership in decision making.