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ESRC International Development NGO Workshop - Summary & Next Steps

Supporting Impact

This workshop was organised by Leeds Social Sciences Institute and the Centre for Global Development, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), via an Impact Acceleration Account top up fund.

The main purpose of the ESRC NGO Data top-up award was to:

  • Explore opportunities for data reuse within Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) and implementation agencies that operate in an Official Development Assistance (ODA) context
  • Build relationships with NGOs working in International development to explore the potential of secondary NGO data
  • Enhance the scope for researchers to increase the impact of NGO data through secondary data analysis
  • Provide opportunities for researchers to build new partnerships with NGO partners, or to strengthen existing partnerships
  • Build on a strong track record at Leeds of conducting global development research which is underpinned by a significant funding research grant portfolio

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Showcase the ESRC NGO funding awardees and other relevant projects conducted by researchers at Leeds
  • Hear from NGOs, specifically about the research they have been involved in and the important work they do
  • Discuss the problems and practicalities of working within international development and discuss potential solutions
  • Facilitate networking between NGO partners and researchers at Leeds who are working or have an interest in International development
  • Hear about potential future funding calls and opportunities


Summary & Next Steps