Corporate report

Poverty Alleviation Research Programme: phase three evaluation

Phase three evaluation of the ESRC-FCDO Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research Programme.



ESRC-FCDO Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research Programme: phase three evaluation, final report (PDF)

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The joint fund was set up in 2005 to commission world class social science research to address the goal of reducing poverty among the poorest countries and people globally.

The joint fund was part of a broader strategic partnership between:

  • UK’s Department for International Development (DFID, now the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO))
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The joint fund aimed to fund research to provide a robust conceptual and empirical basis for development with strong potential for impact on policy and practice for poverty reduction.

After 16 years, the programme came to an end in June 2021.

The aim of the evaluation was to show whether this phase of the joint fund has delivered in its objectives and how successful it has been in achieving impact at both project and programme levels.

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