The Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy, and Trends (XCEPT) research programme is managed by a consortium of leading UK-based knowledge institutions led by Chemonics. It aims to deliver high-quality research on the world’s most protracted conflicts; on the cross-border networks and narratives that connect them; the drivers of violent and peaceful behaviours; and how UK and international conflict responses should innovate to tackle cross-border challenges.
The GSDRC is involved in the inception phase of the study and is producing a series of evidence syntheses on international responses to cross-border conflict.
Conflict Dynamics | Conflict Response | Gender and Social Inclusion | Migration| Transnational crime
The Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development Programme (K4D) is a five-year programme funded by UK Aid and running until September 2021. It is designed to support the use of learning and evidence to increase the impact of development policy and interventions.
GSDRC is responsible for managing the K4D helpdesk service which provides rapid evidence review of existing research in the public domain on the particular topics of interest and a review of the evidence and pointers to case studies that illustrate what has or has not worked in the past. The K4D helpdesk service has a turnaround time of two-three weeks. As part of our service to the international community and for the public good, we publish our research reports on FCDO’s research outputs website and on K4D programme partner’s online repository.
Institute Development Studies | Itad |Education Development Trust| Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine | Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester | Nuffield Centre for International Health & Development based at the University of Leeds.
Climate and Environment | Conflict | Economics | Education | Evaluation | Governance | Health | Humanitarian | Infrastructure | Livelihoods | Private Sector Development | Social Development | Statistics
This Evidence Map and Rapid Evidence Assessment on Modern Slavery is funded by The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to deepen the knowledge and understanding of modern slavery in South Asia.
GSDRC is conducting a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) on Child Labour and Trafficking. GSDRC will collaborate with IDS to select key examples of modern slavery for a selection of countries. The research will consider socio-economic conditions and the political mearning of gender, age, caste and ethnicity. The research will contribute to the design of programmes for combating the key drivers of modern slavery at multiple levels.
Modern Slavery | Child Labour | Trafficking | Child or Forced Marriage |Inequalities and Poverty
Papua New Guinea Governance Facility (PGF) – Knowledge Platform
The Papua New Guinea Governance Facility (PGF) is a partnership between the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia. The Knowledge Platform is one of the PGF components and is funded by The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to provide a timely and reliable evidence-based information to feed into PNG governance policies and programs. The end users of this Knowledge Platform include government agencies, leaders, and civil society organisations in both PNG and Australia.
GSDRC is collaborating with the Institute of Human Security and Social Change (IHSSC) at La Trobe University and IDS to support the Knowledge Platform by providing strategic advice and participation in the initial design of the knowledge platform and its development. We are also undertaking desk-based research and report on the finding with policy-relevant formats as well as supporting capacity building activities for PGF advisers and/or partners.
Governance | Technical Assistance | Capacity Building
We also have links to other projects run at the University of Birmingham these are SOCACE and TWP. If you wish to find out more about these projects then please visit by following the links to there homepage .