The ESPA programme defines impact as a process which leads to change in people’s lives and/or the natural environment. If you read our Impact Strategy
you will see that the programme expects all projects to have the potential to deliver significant and sustainable impact. We also recognise that building impact can take time and for this reason it may not always be seen whilst a project is in its operational phase. For this reason it is always a pleasure to be able to share stories of impact from our projects.
Many ESPA researchers work in British Universities which last year were evaluated for the excellence of their research and its impact as part of the Research Excellence Framework
. I know that several ESPA research papers were submitted, and I’m very pleased hear that the programme has also contributed to at least three impact case studies, demonstrating the way that ESPA’s research is changing lives around the world.
The three impact case studies all have links to the early ESPA... Read more