HCRI is a partner in the consortium that delivers the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) programme.

The K4D programme supports learning and the use of evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes.

The programme is designed to assist DFID and other partners to be innovative and responsive to rapidly changing and complex development challenges.

The evidence of what works in these challenging and uncertain contexts is highly complex.

Without this evidence, programmes would not be designed for maximum impact and could be poor value for money.

K4D provides an integrated approach to linking organisational learning processes with the use of evidence from research.

A key part of this approach is a rapid response research helpdesk service and foresight reports.

Dr Luke Kelly, HCRI Research Associate, has written many helpdesk reports for the programme, many of which are published on the Institute of Development Studies OpenDocs website