Webinar: Research for development impact - lessons from ESPA
How can research help address the global challenges of our times, and result in positive change in the lives of poor and marginalised communities? This webinar discussed what had been learned from a decade of ESPA's experience in funding, carrying out, and assessing research for development impact.
This webinar was for:
- Development policymakers and practitioners
- Funders and managers of research programmes
The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) is an international research programme with the overall aim of providing evidence on how ecosystem services can support or undermine poverty alleviation efforts and communities’ wellbeing in developing countries. Established in 2009, ESPA funded over 100 research projects in 52 countries.
Impact has been at the heart of ESPA; the improvement of the lives of poor people represents the very essence of its research and engagement activities, as articulated in the ESPA Impact Strategy, With the programme coming to an end in a few days, this webinar is an opportunity to reflect on ESPA's experience and share key lessons emerging from ESPA-funded projects and from the programme as a whole.