Impact collaborations

our research, learning and innovation agenda

To advance our agenda under each challenge question, we have initiated different activities, including impact collaborations.

The idea behind these is to bring a diverse group of stakeholdes together to refine a critical challenge and then, together, to co-devise appropriate opttions and solutions that can make a concrete difference to the challenge domain we identified. Read about the impact collaborations process on the website of our partner in these efforts – the Data for Children Collaborative.

The first impact collaboration was initiated in 2022 when we co-sponsored a collaboration to answer the question: “How can we produce a time series of childhood wasting estimates, accounting for climate impacts?”

Read more about progress in this May 2023 update on the project.

In May 2024 we published the final report of the project.


In May 2023, we announced our second impact collaboration to answer the question: “How can we bridge disconnects between food security, climatic and natural disaster Early Warning Systems and the anticipatory actions that pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the Horn of Africa can take to overcome recurring shocks and threats to their lives and livelihoods?

In March 2024, this led to a new challenge project: “Enhancing community early warning systems in the Horn of Africa.”

Producing time series data on childhood wasting

Jameel Observatory is partnering with the Data for Children Collaborative and UNICEF to support an impact collaboration to produce a time series of childhood wasting estimates.