Layered and Linking Research Partnerships: Learning from YOUR World Research in Ethiopia and Nepal

James Georgalakis, Pauline Rose, Kate Newman, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj, Jude Fransman, Rachel Hinton, Rona Bronwin, Laura Savage, Maria Kett, Mark T Carew, John-Bosco Asiimwe, Richard Bwalya, Anderson Gitonga, Boakai A Nyehn, Joyce Olenja, Leslie Swartz, Nora Groce, Vicky Johnson, Anannia Admassu, Andrew ChurchJill Healey, Sujeeta Mathema, Nicola Yeates, Themba Moeti, Mubita Luwabelwa

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This article sets out a framework for analysing research-policy partnerships for societal change in international development settings. It defines types of change associated with engaging research evidence with policy and practice and draws on existing literature to explore how partnerships between researchers, intermediaries, and evidence users may be better understood. The proposed framework sets out three interconnected qualities of effective partnerships: (1) bounded mutuality, (2) sustained interactivity, and (3) policy adaptability. We apply this framework to the articles included in this IDS Bulletin describing ESRC-DFID-funded research projects in a variety of international development scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-98
Number of pages20
JournalIDS Bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019


  • evidence-informed policy
  • impact
  • international development
  • policy engagement
  • research partnership
  • research uptake


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