We aim to be as clear and transparent as possible. Here we list, in alphabetical order, the abbreviations and acronyms you may find in the KNOW programme. If you find any unknown abbreviations or acronyms on this site, please don't hesitate to contact so we can add it to the list below. 


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ACHR| Asian Coalition for Housing Rights 



BEIS| Dept. for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy 



CCI| Centre for Community Initiatives, Tanzania 

Co-I| Co-Investigator 

CUJAE| Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría



DAC| Development Assistance Committee  

DAC-list| A list of countries that are eligible for Official Development Assistance according to the OECD Development Assistance Committee

DPU| The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL 

DFID| Department for International Development, UK Government 



ESRC| Economic and Social Research Council



FLACSO| Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales



GCRF| Global Challenges Research Fund 

GROW| 'Growing research capacity to meet the challenges facing developing countries' call 

GIAG| Global Impact Advisory Group



HIC| Habitat International Coalition 



IAB | International Advisory Board 

IGP| Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL

IIED| International Institute for Environment and Development

IIHS| Indian Institute for Human Settlements  

IPCC| United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 

IRDR| UCL Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction





KNOW| Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality 



LIAG| Local Impact Advisory Group 
London School of Economics

LT| Local Term

LTI| Local Term Impact



MSD| Melbourne School of Design, the University of Melbourne 


NSA| National Steering Committee 

NUA| New Urban Agenda, UN-Habitat 




ODA| Official Development Assistance 

OECD| Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 




PMG| Primary Management Group

PI| Principal Investigator 

PUCP| Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú



RA| Research Associate 

RC&B| Research and Capacity-Building

RCUK| Research Councils UK 




SDGs| Sustainable Development Goals, UN-Habitat 

SGP| Small Grants Program

SLURC| Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre 



UCL| University College London

UCT| University of Cape Town 

ULH| Urban Learning Hub

UNDP| United Nations Development Programme 

UNISDR| United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UoM| The University of Melbourne 

URBACT| Urban Action Europe 


WP| Work Package