The Research and Evidence component aims to understand the impact of the use of technology to promote responsive, accountable governance, so that lessons can be applied to future policy and practice.

We generate this research and evidence through two types of grant:

  • Practitioner research and learning grants: Supporting governance practitioners and tech innovators to carry out self-critical enquiry into their own experiences and contexts. These grants produce practice papers and research reports.
  • Research grants: Supporting applied and academic researchers to carry out research on priority themes and issues. In particular, a set of research grants to IDS researchers are intended to inform our theory of change and make sure we are up to date with developments in practice, knowledge and evidence across the field. These grants produce research reports and summaries, and journal articles.

Check out our publications page for lessons from our current research projects.