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Our innovative research and advisory work addresses how politics and power shape policies, how services are delivered, and how institutions work.

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Regulating irregular actors in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

Providing a space to discuss under-explored checks and risk mitigation measures needed when partnering with non-state and sub-state groups.
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  1. Lessons Learned from PERL and Partners' Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

    Working papers

  2. Diaspora finance for development: from remittances to investment

    Research reports

  3. Regulating irregular actors: Can due diligence checks mitigate the risks of working with non-state and substate forces?

    Research reports

  4. Regulating irregular actors in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

    Event

  5. Adaptive bureaucracies: an oxymoron? Four ways bureaucracies can break the mould

  6. Futile hostility: the UK’s migration and asylum approach must change

  7. What do we know about the subjective and intangible factors that shape migration decision-making?

    Working papers

  8. Understanding migrant decision-making: implications for policy

    Working papers

  9. LearnAdapt: a synthesis of our work on adaptive programming with DFID/FCDO (2017–2020)

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. Adaptive bureaucracies? Enabling adaptation in public bureaucracies

    Working papers

  11. Opportunities and challenges for DAC members in ‘adapting to context’

    Briefing/policy papers

  12. Value for money and adaptive programming: approaches, measures and management

    Working papers

  13. Taliban attitudes and policies towards education

    Working papers

  14. The ingredients of successful adaptive programming in Tanzania: a QCA analysis

    Research reports

  15. Inviting non-state armed groups to the table: inclusive strategies towards a more fit for purpose international humanitarian law

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. Composing a symphony or causing a racket? Intentional design for evaluation and learning among subgroups in multi-site, multi-organisation development initiatives

    Working papers

  17. Teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone: priorities for a future research agenda

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Adapting through Covid-19: lessons from teenage pregnancy programmes in Sierra Leone

    Briefing/policy papers

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