Research impact

An impact toolkit

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development aims to support researchers in increasing the impact of their research projects, on all levels but in particular on the level of societal impact and policy influence.

What is impact?

Societal impact of research can be defined as 'the contribution that innovative research makes to understand and solve global issues, with a focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction'. Impact may refer to changes in levels of understanding, knowledge and attitude, as well as the instrumental use of research information that results in changes in practice and policy making.

Approaches, tools and methods to achieve impact

A variety of tools and methods is available that can help achieving societal impact: