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LIDC and partners convene a symposium synthetising evidence from health and international development sectors

The London School of Hygiene &  Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the London International Development Centre (LIDC) brought together experts in interventions from both health and development sectors along with specialists in impact evaluation, to explore the interaction between health and development and identify new opportunities and methods for taking forward the integrated evaluation of interventions and policies.

Four case studies were presented, funded by the Department for Internal Development (DFID) and seeking to systematically integrate and assess evidence across health and development: malaria control; role of institutions in development; agricultural development and malnutrition; water management, supply and sanitation.


The symposium was concluded with a panel discussion (Chair: Lawrence Haddad, IDS; Panelists: Andree Carter, UKCDS; Simon Wright, Save the Children UK; Sandy Thomas, Government Office of Science;  Phil Davies, 3ie; Richard Horton, The Lancet; Richard Palmer-Jones, University of East Anglia) whereby experts from the research, publishing and policy sectors explored how we can move beyond a myopic sectoral focus on evidence and impact, reinforced through the behaviour of funding agencies, academic journals and policy department remits, to a more integrated approach. 

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