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DFID Senior Research Fellow, Dr David Grimshaw

Meet the Senior Research Fellows - Dr David J. Grimshaw

Dr David Grimshaw is one of DFID's Senior Research Fellows, focusing on 'new and emerging technologies'.


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Welcome to R4D - A Portal to DFID Funded Research

R4D is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. R4D provides you with the latest information about research funded by DFID, including news, case studies and details of current and past research in over 25,000 project and document records.

The contents of this website have been reviewed following the change of administration which followed the general election. Material which has been removed is available in the version of this site maintained by the National Archives

Latest News

27th September 2010
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Knowledge Brokers' Forum - a Shared Space for Intermediaries in International Development

Last week saw the official launch of the Knowledge Brokersí Forum (KBF), a collaborative space to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination around intermediary work in international development. It is funded by IDRC, SDC and DFID.
 Information and Communication
 21 September 2010  
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Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation - call for Expressions of Interest

The Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, a partnership between DFID, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), has issued a call for expressions of interest in projects on this theme
 Capacity Building, Climate Change and Environment, Growth, Infrastructure, Sustainable Agriculture
 17 September 2010  
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Launch of online database of research accountability tools

The One World Trust has created an interactive, online database of tools to help organisations conducting policy relevant research become more accountable.
 Capacity Building, Climate Change and Environment, Education, Growth, Health, Information and Communication, Infrastructure, Social and Political Change, Sustainable Agriculture
 16 September 2010  

Why R4D?
In the past it was difficult to find out what research topics, projects, and programmes DFID was funding or had funded. Researchers all over the world (and even DFID staff) had to rely on a network of personal contacts or inspired detective work to discover who was already working in a particular area, what was already known, and what lessons had been learned. R4D responds to a demand expressed by many DFID stakeholders for better and open access to all this information. It is and will always be only one piece of the jigsaw, but it is a high-quality piece, as in order to have received DFID funding the research posted on R4D will have met strict criteria and quality standards in both formulation and execution.

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