The first steps to plan and design for impact might vary depending on where you are starting from. Finding quality sources is key for those looking to use existing evidence, and a theory of change is useful to consider how evidence could inform a development program’s design and its underpinning assumptions. A theory of change can also as be used to help a research project think through its potential pathway to impact. In particular, development professionals need to carefully plan their communication and engagement approaches to enable impact.
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- Facilitating Impact
- Improving Research Use in International Development: An RDI Network Action Research Project
- Enhancing Research Impact in International Development: A Practical Guide for Practitioners and Researchers
- Research Communication and Uptake: A Snapshot of Practice
- From evidence to impact: Development contributions of Australian aid funded research
- Fast Track Your Impact
- Finding & Selecting Research
- Developing a theory of change
- Why use a Theory of Change?
- TOCs & Gender Inclusion
- Challenging Bias & Assumptions
- 8 Steps to a TOC by Hivos
- Planning communication and engagement
- Why Plan for Open Access?
- How the Sector Finds & Uses Evidence
- 5 Steps to Engagement & Impact
- 10 Ways for Engagement
- Co-designing research with stakeholders