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Knowledge for sustainable development

KIT Institute is an independent knowledge institute. Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our work focuses on global health, gender and sustainable economic development.

  • Gender Equality

    At KIT Institute, our gender specialists help you make sense of gender for your organisation and development programmes. Together, we maximise the impact of your gender interventions and bring positive and equitable change to people’s everyday lives.

  • Global Health

    KIT Institute envisions a world where everyone can realise their full health potential. Health around the world is improving, but large groups of people are being left behind. We focus on empowering people and strengthening health systems, with a particular focus on developing countries.

  • Sustainable Economic Development

    As a knowledge institute, KIT lnstitute compiles, analyses and develops new knowledge on sustainable economic development.


  • KIT Coffee stories: Making a living from coffee – talking with farmers in Colombia

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    • News

    Take a coffee break with Stefan Petrutiu, advisor and coffee connoisseur at KIT, as he is joined by farmers he met in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. In this video, we talk to the coffee farmers and explore the context behind the numbers in our studies on household and living incomes. What do […]

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  • Dispatch from Rwanda

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    • Dispatch

    By Mayada El-Zoghbi KIT Institute’s Managing Director, Mayada El-Zoghbi, recently visited Rwanda, where she met our partner AKADEMIYA2063 2063. She sent us this dispatch from Kigali. In it she talks about the trends she observed and the people she met during her brief visit to the country also known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’. […]

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  • A high price to pay for a living income?

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    • Blog

    Why direct transfers are a better strategy for value redistribution in the cocoa sector. by Rob Kuijpers, Ruerd Ruben, and Rik Habraken. Increasing cocoa prices above market equilibrium is an expensive way to achieve living incomes for farm households. Besides excessive monetary costs, higher prices may have unintended adverse effects, such as on child labour […]

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Study at KIT Institute

KIT Institute equips health professionals with the knowledge needed to address public health challenges around the world. Go to our Study Programmes

  • Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity

    The Master of Public Health and Health Equity (MPH-HE) is a mid-career Master of Science programme, organised by KIT Institute and the VU University Amsterdam. It is meant for professionals working in health service delivery or health management, in national health systems or international organisations.

  • Core Course in Public Health and Health Equity

    The Core Course in Public Health and Health Equity is a three-month course that prepares you to systematically analyse and address complex public health issues, covering epidemiology, health system aspects, and broader social determinants of health.

  • Analysing Disrupted Health Systems

    If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you.


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Featured projects

  • Strategic initiative for health workforce planning 

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    • Project

    KIT Institute designs and implements a technical assistance approach to strengthen health workforce planning and ensure the right health workers are in the right place. Evidence-informed decision-making There is a shortage of health workers in many low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). The workers that are available are often not well distributed – with a concentration of […]

  • Fenomenal Funds Learning Partner

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    • Project

    Fenomenal Funds (2019-2025) is a five-year feminist funder collaborative that aims to decolonize philanthropic spaces and shift power through pooled, flexible core funding for women’s funds globally. Fenomenal Funds have been working with close to 50 women’s funds from the Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds (INWF), using a shared governance model and participatory grant-making.   […]

  • Evaluation of the Decade For Strengthening Human Resources for Health (2015-2024) in the WHO South-East Asian Region

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    • Project

    KIT Institute and Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) conducted a formative evaluation, to learn from the achievements of the last ten years, and identify remaining issues for health workforce strengthening in the region.

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