The HEART website showcases knowledge products from several FCDO-supported projects. The main one, HEART, being a resource centre providing FCDO staff and other development actors with health, education, nutrition, social protection and WASH knowledge and expertise.

In addition, we host reports from the following programmes:

High-Quality Technical Assistance for Results (HEART)

HEART is a consortium of leading organisations in international development, health, nutrition, education, social protection and water & sanitation (WASH). We work together to support the use of evidence and expert advice in policymaking.

HEART helps time-pressured decision-makers better understand, interpret and apply evidence. Our knowledge and consultancy services are tailored to support policy decisions and we respond rapidly to requests for assistance as they arise.

What services do we offer?

Consultancy services:

We offer short-term technical support, including reviews and evaluations, strategy think-pieces, specialist reports and programme design. We shortlist, contract and manage consultants and ensure they meet the terms of reference provided by our client.

Email newsletter:

Sign up for our regular HEART newsletter and keep up-to-date on resources and developments in international health, nutrition, education, social protection and WASH. It will also highlight our most recent helpdesk reports and consultancy updates.

Helpdesk service:

A rapid response research service with a quick turnaround time. Helpdesk reports include literature reviews, document searches and summaries of research papers and other relevant evidence. They are designed to provide the most relevant evidence to address particular policy queries from FCDO staff and partners. These are mostly now being produced under FCDO’s parallel K4D programme.

Document Library:

This collection responds to the need of FCDO advisers and partners to access robust evidence synthesised in ways that make it accessible and relevant.


HEART Partners

Oxford Policy Management LogoEducation Development Trust logoUniversity of Leeds logoLiverpool School of Tropical Medicine logo
Mannion Daniels logoThe Open University logoNutrition Works logo
HERA logoAguaconsult logo Water Engineering and Development Centre logo

HEART history

HEART started on the 1st November 2012. It supersedes the Human Development Resource Centre (HDRC) and the older Health Resource Centre (HRC). The HDRC website has been merged with the HEART one and all previous reports are searchable.

UKAID logo  HEART is supported by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.