IFP Report

Report 1: Social Justice and Sustainable Change
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Released in April 2016, Social Justice and Sustainable Change: The Impacts of Higher Education yields the first results from our 10-year impact study. Based on survey responses from 1,861 IFP alumni, the report shows that funding the post-graduate academic pursuits of emerging social justice leaders from marginalized groups leads to significant, measurable benefits for communities and organizations in their countries and throughout the world.

IFP Social Justice Leaders in Action

Report 2: Social Justice Leaders in Action
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Released in March 2017, Social Justice Leaders in Action: IFP Impacts in Asia shares the results of IIE’s qualitative fieldwork in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Drawing upon focus groups and interviews with 274 IFP alumni and community stakeholders, this qualitative research highlights the stories behind the numbers shared in the study’s first report, Social Justice and Sustainable Change. They provide insights not only at how life-altering IFP was at an individual level, but how that transformative power extends through alumni to their organizations, communities, and societies.

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Report 3: Leaders, Contexts, and Complexities
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Released in November 2017, Leaders, Contexts, and Complexities: IFP Impacts in Latin America is the third report in a landmark 10-year study of the fellowships program. Drawing on discussions with 268 IFP alumni and other stakeholders, the report goes beneath the surface of conventional evaluation to reveal how political, economic, and social obstacles can limit opportunities to their ability to further social change.

Issue Briefs

The IFP Alumni Tracking Study Issue Brief Series explores thematic issues related to IFP and its alumni, including social justice, leadership, community development, equity in education, and economic development. The series is meant to examine IFP through various research and analytical lenses and provide scholars, practitioners, and the IFP community with points of discussion and debate.

IFP Sharing Knowledge 


In order to know where you're going, you have to know where you've been. This Alumni Data Snapshot takes a new look at the 2012 results of a formative evaluation of the IFP program conducted by the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente.