Small mammal thought to be extinct rediscovered in Nepal’s national park

The hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) is in the list of critically endangered small mammals. It was thought to be extinct...

AuthorAID launches new research collaboration forum to catalyse international research partnerships

Researchers from across the global research community have been requesting help in finding research collaborators. The new AuthorAID forums ( have been developed in response to this need.

Gender data reveals trends and gaps in global research and knowledge

Building on our recent work in gender in higher education and to strengthen our knowledge of the global landscape for women, we recently commissioned a desk study of available data related to gender equality in higher education and research, digital literacy, research communications and publishing, and public policy. Jenny Birchall shares some of the themes that emerged.

Sustainable development through stronger library consortia networking in Latin America

“[Access to research literature] is very important, because this will allow us to improve the quality of research in Nicaragua.” Our Central American consortia partners reflect on collaborative approaches to support sustainable research access, which were discussed at a regional meeting that was held in El Salvador in November 2017.

Seven ways to support organizational change for evidence use

Seven ways to support organizational change for evidence use

How can we support organizational change in the way evidence is used in policy? Contextual understanding, locally led approaches and flexibility are required, writes Clara Richards

AuthorAID MOOC participants reflect on important and inspiring takeaways from the course

Samuel Yigzaw, Adetoun Oyelude, Al-Kassim Hassan Mohammed and Atebeh Lekah are four participants from AuthorAID’s recent MOOC on research communication. In this post, they share some of the useful lessons they learned from the online course, and explain how they will use the knowledge they developed to advance their research careers.

Strengthened library consortium helps ensure long-term research information access in Ghana

Theresa Adu of CARLIGH (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries) in Ghana shares her experiences and reflects on how strong partnership between INASP and CARLIGH has helped the consortia transition to direct management with strengthened leadership.

Tackling gender inequality in research: six stories from Africa and Asia

Interviews highlight challenges for women researchers in the Global South and how inspiring gender champions are helping redress the balance

Sustainable development through strengthened consortia networking and sharing

As a part of INASP’s work with library consortia, we have been encouraging and helping to build up direct relationships between our partner consortia and publishers to ensure long-term access to research literature. As the SRKS programme comes to an end, with support from INASP, a three-day African Regional Meeting was held in Entebbe, Uganda in October 2017.

Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Education, which has been working with INASP to discuss evidence in policy

Evidence spotlight: Knowledge use in Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Education

In this new evidence spotlight blog Hannah Katwaroo, Research Specialist, discusses how INASP and Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Education met and exchanged knowledge use ideas