Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (PEAKS)/High-Quality Technical Assistance for Results (HEART) Health and Nutrition Framework

One year
End date

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

Mannion Daniels

Nutrition Works

The Open University

University of Leeds


WISE Development