The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP uses the UK Space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable economic, societal or environmental benefit to developing economies. IPP is funded from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
IPP’s ultimate objective is to have a measurable and sustainable economic or social impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2021. It provides grant funding to projects that apply space technology and data to development. By developing new solutions, coupled with capacity development in partner countries, IPP projects are enabling stakeholders in developing countries to use satellites to find new and innovative ways to tackle development challenges in 44 countries around the world.
This Summary of the IPP Midline Evaluation provides an overview at the four year point of IPP in terms of results, progress and lessons.