Posts by Guest Contributor

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.

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.

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

Marale Sande, Senior Research and Policy Analyst with the Parliamentary Research Services at the Parliament of Kenya

Evidence Spotlight: Working together to champion evidence use in Kenya’s Parliament

Interview with Marale Sande, Senior Research and Policy Analyst with the Parliamentary Research Services at the Parliament of Kenya. Marale works collaboratively with Members of Parliament (MPs) as part of the Evidence Informed Policy Caucus, an informal committee of the House that aims to increase the awareness and uptake of evidence. In this interview, Marale outlines her experience with championing evidence within a parliamentary setting.

Taking complexity seriously: helping officials to use evidence more skilfully in the Zimbabwean government

Author: Ajoy Datta, Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute, worked on the VakaYiko programme, coordinated by INASP. Ajoy is an expert...

Research access and getting published: challenges in developing countries

Research access and getting published: challenges in developing countries

What does a day in the life of researcher or librarian in the global South look like? Here, university staff from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ghana share their experiences of their daily work, accessing information and publishing research findings. Interviews by Katie Lewis Translating research into practical solutions is vital for overcoming big global challenges like hunger, disease, inequality and climate change. But for these practical solutions to be effective, it is important to understand the local context. In-depth and locally generated knowledge is key to solving local development issues.

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