Posts by INASP

Supporting Ghana’s Parliament to use data to achieve the SDGs

In June this year, we embarked on an exciting two-year project - Data for Accountability - which helps the Parliament of Ghana to improve the national quality of life through evidence, using data to oversee progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. We talked to representatives of African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs, the Ghana Statistical Service and INASP to find out more about the project, why it is important and what they are most excited about.

Improving journal publishing practices and standards for increased research equity

At the end of August, as part of a second meeting on research equity, UNCST and INASP brought together journal editors in Uganda to help improve them their publishing standards to meet the requirements of JPPS and increase visibility of their journals and the research they contain.

INASP annual review.

Building equitable knowledge ecosystems:  A year in review

This year’s INASP annual review looks at the theme of equity within research & knowledge: a cross-cutting aim and principle in everything that we do.

Research equity dialogue in Ethiopia.

Realizing visions for strong and equitable national research systems

Over the course of late 2018 and early 2019, INASP and national partners convened a series of dialogue events to...

Enabling an equitable Ethiopian research system – declaration

In November 2018, the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) and INASP held a dialogue event in Addis Ababa bringing together a range of stakeholders to explore issues of equity in research. As a result, EAS has now published a declaration outlining a vision for a strong, sustainable and self-sufficient research system for Ethiopia and steps required to achieve it.

Knowledge, governance and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing and energy storage hold the potential to improve lives and livelihoods for many people. But this “Fourth Industrial Revolution“ (or 4IR) could also exacerbate existing inequalities. Emily Hayter and Jon Harle reflect on a new paper about the implications of the 4IR for governance and what this might mean for higher education institutions and policymakers

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