Introduction: Identifying the qualities of research–policy partnerships in international development – A new analytical framework

James Georgalakis, Pauline Rose

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This article sets out a framework for analysing research–policy partnerships for societal change in international development settings. It defines types of change associated with engaging research evidence with policy and practice and draws on existing literature to explore how partnerships between researchers, intermediaries, and evidence users may be better understood. The proposed framework sets out three interconnected qualities of effective partnerships: (1) bounded mutuality, (2) sustained interactivity, and (3) policy adaptability. We apply this framework to the articles included in this IDS Bulletin describing ESRC-DFID-funded research projects in a variety of international development scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalIDS Bulletin
Issue number1
Early online date10 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2019


  • Evidence-informed policy
  • Impact
  • International development
  • Policy engagement
  • Research partnership
  • Research uptake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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