Kivu is partnering with IPAR-Rwanda to support their policy influencing work on mitigating the impact of Covid-19. IPAR-Rwanda is conducting primary research on the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and households. Kivu’s role on the project is to provide capacity building support across the key skills of policy influencing. This includes mentoring on policy analysis and development across social protection, business support, macro-economic policy, and other relevant policy areas. Kivu is adopting a ‘learning-through-doing approach’ to capacity building with IPAR. For example, we have worked closely on using the primary research to inform policy influencing on business support during the Covid recovery period and on e-commerce.