Research and knowledge have a crucial role to play in addressing global challenges and contributing to the achievement of the SDGs
What we do
Our vision is of research and knowledge at the heart of development – where decisions are informed by relevant and rigorous evidence, and where knowledge is created with the communities it is intended to serve.
That requires many voices, many institutions and many types of knowledge. We call it an equitable knowledge system.
We work in partnership with the people and organisations who produce, communicate and use knowledge to strengthen key capacities and confidence. Our work aims to support individuals with fewer opportunities, to reach beyond apex institutions, and to connect researchers and students with knowledge users.
How we work
Knowledge systems are complex and lasting change is hard to achieve. We strive to work in an integrated way – supporting individuals and organisations, facilitating connections between them to affect system-level change, and thinking hard about sustainability from the design stages of any project.
Our approach is based on the following pillars: