Kivu International supports locally led, politically informed, and technically strong policy change.
Our work is locally led because for policy change to achieve genuine impact, it cannot be imposed from the outside but developed, debated, and owned locally.
Our work is politically informed because we understand how achieving lasting change is an inherently complicated and political process.
Our work is technically strong because we believe that policy-relevant and well presented evidence can lead to better policy outcomes.
We support local partners both inside and outside government. We support think tanks, interest groups, civil society organisations, the private sector and others to inform and influence policy, or hold governments to account. We provide support direct to government to strengthen their strategy and policy development. Because we understand the challenges of achieving policy change and because the Kivu team has extensive high-level experience of achieving policy change, we are able to provide practical and effective support to local partners.
Overthe last decade the Kivu team has designed and implemented development programmes that have resulted in substantial policy change.
Kivu designed a programme of work supporting local think tanks to influence policy on tobacco taxation. This programme is being implemented in both Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Kivu was asked by FCDO to design and implement a three-year economic policy influencing programme in Zambia. The aim of the programme was to influence policy on topical issues, in a politically informed way.
Kivu works with a range of national and international funders, donors and development partners on our projects.
For more information about our work and opportunities to partner with Kivu International on a future project, please get in touch.