Universities are leading the formation of an ‘impact industry’ in the UK. After the DESCRIBE Project’s Future of Impact Conference, James Harvey argues that there is a clear case for more dialogue between professionals operating in this area.
Monitoring and evaluation
It’s not easy to measure the impact of development research in bringing about positive change. It’s even harder to show how communications efforts, and expenditure, helps to achieve both research objectives, and development outcomes. This section aims to offer key resources and insights to help support better monitoring and evaluation of research uptake activities.
In his latest post, Andrew Clappison reflects upon the discussion that took place during the Future of Impact Conference, and encourages us to think about the value of impact beyond the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF)
In this post, James Harvey explores some difficult and unanswered questions on research ‘impact’, such as “How deep is our understanding of influence itself?” and “Do we really have the processes in place to detect influence at all?”
In this article, James Harvey examines the relationship between influence and impact and how the questions that arise have implications for current thinking on monitoring and evaluation.
Measuring research’s impact is notoriously difficult as its effects on policy are hard to substantiate and partly due to the…
As mentioned in the post KM Impact Challenge: Some examples for research communications, InsightShare and IIED worked together recently in…