Insights for Influence: Understanding Impact Pathways in Crisis Response

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Insights for Influence: Understanding Impact Pathways in Crisis Response
The Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) programme was a three-year initiative funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) that brought together 20 projects from across the global South to understand the socioeconomic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, improve existing responses, and generate better policy options for recovery. The research covered 42 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East to understand the ways in which the pandemic affected the most vulnerable people and regions, and deepened existing vulnerabilities. Research projects covered a broad range of themes, including macroeconomic policies for support and recovery; supporting essential economic activity and protecting informal businesses, small producers, and women workers; and promoting democratic governance to strengthen accountability, social inclusion, and civil engagement. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) provided knowledge translation (KT) support to CORE research partners to maximise the learning generated across the research portfolio and deepen engagement with governments, civil society, and the scientific community. As part of this support, the IDS KT team worked with CORE project teams to reconstruct and reflect on their impact pathways to facilitate South-South knowledge exchange on effective strategies for research impact, and share learning on how the CORE cohort has influenced policy and delivered change. This report presents an overview of these impact pathways and the lessons learnt from a selection of the projects chosen to represent the diversity of approaches to engage policymakers, civil society, and the media to generate and share evidence of the effect of the pandemic on diverse vulnerable groups.
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Insights for Influence
13/11/2023, 12:39
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This report is distribued under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY), which permits unrestricted use, reproduction or distribution in any medium, provided the original authors and sources are credited and any modifications or adaptations are indicated.
Accepted: 2023-11-10T12:56:06Z Publisher: Institute of Development Studies
Clark, L., Carpenter, J., & Taylor, J. (2023). Insights for Influence: Understanding Impact Pathways in Crisis Response. Institute of Development Studies.