International development is fixated with impact. But how do we know we’re all talking about the same thing? Whether we like it or not, international…
What do we mean by ‘impact’?
Simon Hearn is a Research Fellow in the Research and Policy in Development programme at the Overseas Development Institute. Simon specialises in Outcome Mapping, monitoring and evaluation and strategic policy influence. He has a keen interest in knowledge management, communities of practice, network analysis and the use of social media and online communications.
Research to Action (R2A) is a website catering for the strategic and practical needs of people trying to improve the uptake of development research, in particular those funded by DFID.
We have structured the site and populated it with material that we think will be immediately useful to this audience, but also to development researchers in general who would like to be more strategic and effective in their communications.
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