Context Matters discussions in Ghana.

Context matters for organizational change—but how exactly?  

Emily Hayter, Vanesa Weyrauch and Leandro Echt reflect on working with agencies in Peru and Ghana to help understand how they use evidence in policy

To address geographical diversity in peer review we need to include Southern voices better

Diversity in peer review is very important if we want to fully realize the potential of all researchers in the production, sharing and use of knowledge.

Photo of AfOx/INASP roundtable.

How can we create more effective and equitable systems of research and higher education?

Jon Harle reflects on experiences shared at a recent informal roundtable event to meet member of Africa Oxford Initiative's Visiting Fellowships scheme

How Zimbabwe’s library consortium is fulfilling its access-to-knowledge mission

In March 2018, Zimbabwe University Libraries’ Consortium (ZULC) moved to a direct relationship with international publishers in negotiating and liaising to provide access to scholarly research for institutions in Zimbabwe. In this post, Audrey Mhlanga, a founding member of ZULC and a team leader of the Consortium’s Marketing & Advocacy and Licensing & Negotiations Work Group, shares what ZULC has been working on this year and its plans for the future.

Strong membership and long-term plan help sustainability for Uganda’s library network

After many years working with INASP, Uganda’s library consortium has transitioned to a direct relationship with international publishers in negotiating and liaising to provide access to scholarly research for institutions across Uganda. Jesca Karungi, Chairperson of Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) reflects on what CUUL has been working on this year, and the plans they have for the future.

Assessing and supporting journal publishing practices in the Global South 

Journals in the developing world face challenges in becoming known and respected in the international research landscape. Siân Harris describes Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS), established and managed by African Journals Online (AJOL) and INASP, which provides detailed assessment criteria for the quality of publishing practices of Global South journals.

For effective evidence use in policy, go beyond individual skills development

Emily Hayter shares what we have learned about skills development for evidence use

Why organizational change matters

This year's INASP annual review looks at supporting research and knowledge systems with real and lasting capacity 

INASP staff joining hands to support International Women's Day.

Turning the lens on organizational change

Julie Brittain reflects on INASP's achievements and capacity development approaches over the past year and how we have ensured our organization takes the same approach. 

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.