Kivu was part of a turnaround of a low-performing FCDO governance and policy influencing programme. Kivu supported the strategic reset of Ikiraro, including using political analysis to inform the programme design and issue selection. In addition to providing advice across the programme, Kivu led several strands of support for locally-led policy influencing. We supported capacity-building of the Ikiraro team and its partners – including think tanks, civil society organisations and government agencies. The focus was on achieving effective politically informed policy influencing strategies. We provided this support across several policy issues including people with disabilities, agricultural productivity, urbanisation and reconciliation.