The TESCEA partners meeting in October 2017.

Getting beyond principles: partnerships are about people

Partnership is probably one of the most used – and most abused – terms in the ‘development’ world. It is also one of the core pillars of our work at INASP and something we strive to get right. In this post, Jon Harle offers his personal reflections.

Critical thinking skills connect classroom learning to the world beyond

Stronger connections need to be forged between universities, communities, industries and nations. Jon Harle discusses how the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa project aims to address this challenge in East Africa

Strengthening research and knowledge systems: reflections from our work

Central to INASP’s recently completed five-year SRKS programme were the principles of high-quality capacity development; sustainability; local leadership; adaptability; partnership; gender equity; and learning. In this post we share some reflections from our report of the programme.

UKCDR launch event.

Making the UK’s research count

Jon Harle reflects on the importance of collaboration and capacity development for research impact

Four things we learned about supporting research and knowledge in ‘harder to reach’ places

Over the past few years we have tried to understand and support aspects of the research and knowledge systems in Sierra Leone and the Puntland region of Somalia. Here we share some of the lessons learnt

Data, dialogue and development – why the last kilometre matters

The last kilometre – or even the last 100 metres
Picture this. A kilometre from your desk there is a warehouse where the world’s most relevant, timely and credible data and knowledge are instantly available... but you can only access or contribute to it one page at a time.

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