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.

Making connections for research uptake.

Making connections to improve research uptake

A comprehensive approach to research uptake is needed for researchers, research donors and other stakeholders to maximize the usefulness and use of research, writes John Young

Irrigating rice fields in Sirajganj, Bangladesh.

Keeping in mind the real use of our research

Haseeb Md. Irfanullah discusses the findings of a recent workshop he was a rapporteur of in Bangladesh on the potential impact on policy and practice of agricultural research in the country.

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

Dialogue on research equity in Tanzania

On 13-14 March, COSTECH and INASP will bring together stakeholders from across Tanzania’s research and knowledge system to discuss how to enable a more equitable system in order to nurture a wider pool of research talent in support of national development.

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