Research for Development Impact Network

Working paper

Building together: seven principles for engaging civil society to deliver resilient, inclusive and sustainable infrastructure in the Pacifc islands

This paper, based on extensive research and consultations, is intended to stimulate thinking about best standards for infrastructure investment in the Pacifc. It suggests that if lasting development outcomes are to be assured, civil society will need to play a greater role in the prioritisation...
Report

Pacific Island towns and cities: a resilience agenda for urbanisation and urban growth in Pacific Island countries

This paper provides an outline of the unique challenges of urbanisation and urban growth in the Pacific. It provides a detailed understanding of why it is important to address Pacific island urbanisation and urban growth, its unique features and a focus on informal settlements.
Report

From evidence to impact: development contributions of Australian aid funded research

Aiming to provide insight to funders and researchers on how to maximise development outcomes, this study investigated how development research funded through the Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) has influenced policy and practice.
Report

Research communication and uptake

This report is a ‘snapshot’ of a study commissioned by the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, and undertaken by Coffey International Development. The aim is to provide a point-in-time understanding as to how research findings are communicated and taken up in policy and practice...
Working paper

Development in the urban era: six strategies for better managing urbanisation in Asia and the Pacific

The purpose of this working paper is to provide insight into the complexity of urbanisation and present key entry points for its better management. The paper argues that an integrated programming or a ‘systems’ approach to urban development assistance in Asia and the Pacific is...