Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (PEAKS)/High-Quality Technical Assistance for Results (HEART) Health and Nutrition Framework
The PEAKS’/HEART Health and Nutrition framework enables the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to access advice and expertise across four thematic areas provided by multi-disciplinary teams of professionals to design, manage and deliver international development programme services in agile and innovative ways, while maintaining fair competition.
MannionDaniels is part of the High-Quality Technical Assistance for Results (HEART) consortium, which provides call-down consultancy and rapid response to DFID and other government agencies.
Thematic areas include:
- Tackling exclusion – design and management of cash transfer programmes including the use of innovative and digital approaches, other direct transfers, and design of multi-objective social protection and social policy frameworks, resulting in enhanced outcomes for empowerment and social justice. The building of institutional capacity for sustainable transfer systems
- Improving the lives of girls and women, those with disability, and those excluded from development by virtue of religion, caste or geography
- Services and human development outcomes – ensuring that human development and poverty reduction gains are sustained, focusing on building resilient and responsive institutions and systems and stimulating sustained demand amongst vulnerable and disadvantaged groups
- Cross-cutting issues – challenging social norms and behaviour change, supporting early childhood development.
Who else is involved
HEART Partners consist of:
Oxford Policy Management
Education Development Trust
Institute of Development Studies
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Open University
University of Leeds