Rangoli picture representing open access.

Open Access: challenges and opportunities for LMICs and the potential impact of UK policy

In late 2019, INASP was commissioned by three UK funders to undertake a consultation to understand the challenges and opportunities that open access presents to low- and middle-income country stakeholders.

People interacting at a face-to-face workshop

Pivoting to remote support for transforming higher education: what we have learnt

Tabitha Buchner and Josie Dryden reflect on feedback and lessons learnt from an online course to support higher education transformation in East Africa – and look ahead to how these lessons are feeding into future developments.

Strengthening critical thinking skills through different online learning approaches

With a wealth of conflicting ideas and opinions available online about many of the pressing issues facing the world today, skills to appraise information sources and recognise biases in interpreting evidence are so important. Siân Harris discusses two online approaches that INASP has been offering this year to help researchers develop their critical thinking skills.

Students at Uganda Martyrs University.

How to make university classes more gender responsive

If changes to higher education are to achieve their objectives fully they need to be inclusive of all students. Mai Skovgaard shares what some university teaching staff in Tanzania and Uganda are doing to make their classes more gender responsive.

Diagram illustrating the project.

How an equitable knowledge ecosystem can improve adolescent health in Northern Nigeria

John Young discusses the role of policy engagement and collaborative planning in helping health interventions to be effective amongst adolescents in Northern Nigeria.

Shifts in the sector: The evolution of our evidence-informed policy work – Part 2

Emily Hayter, Senior Programme Specialist for INASP’s Evidence Informed Policy and Practice, shares the key learning and emerging directions of our work to support capacities for evidence use within the global South.

From supply, to demand to organisational change: The evolution of our evidence-informed policy work – Part 1

Emily Hayter shares the most important shifts in our decade of supporting Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice capacities.

Picture of people involved in the DAP project.

“Finding the figures we need”: supporting data use for SDGs at the Parliament of Ghana

Agnes Titriku of ACEPA shares recent progress on the exciting two-year Data for Accountability Project – 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.

Pandemic publishing: highlighting research about the COVID-19 pandemic published on the Journals Online platforms

COVID-19 has sparked novel research questions, altered research systems, and presented many scholars with more desk time than ever before. In this post, Alaka Bhatt showcases a handful of the many research papers that been published in South Asia and Central America about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Towards an equitable knowledge ecosystem – a new strategy in a new normal

Three months on from launching our new five-year strategy, John Young reflects on the ambitions of our strategy and what we have learnt over recent months as INASP and our partners have confronted the challenges and opportunities of new ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.