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Online course and blended learning help students develop critical thinking skills

Veronika Schaeffler shares reflections from INASP’s experiences of developing and piloting an online course to help students improve their critical thinking skills

Images from Bangladesh.

Bangladesh dialogue event considers a roadmap to research excellence

Next week in Dhaka, a dialogue event, hosted and developed by Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) and INASP, will bring together members of national research institutions, policy institutions and government to consider the challenges in the research system in Bangladesh and within a wider global context

Uganda dialogue event.

Uganda dialogue event on enabling equitable research system – Communique

Last week, over 70 participants from research and policy institutions, public and private universities and civil society organizations met in Kampala to discuss approaches to strengthen the impact of Ugandan research on national development by developing a more cohesive and equitable system. The event resulted in a communique about the vision for a strong research system in Uganda.

Hospital research in Uganda.

Uganda dialogue event on enabling equitable research systems

On 22-24 October, a high-level meeting will bring together members of national research institutions, policy institutions and government within Uganda, including senior decision makers, to explore approaches to enable an equitable research system in the country. The meeting will tackle important questions such as: how national research systems can nurture a wider pool of research talent and how to foster an inclusive research and knowledge system that enables a diversity of voices and opinions to contribute to national development. 

Assessing evidence use in Peru.

The importance of integrated approaches to organizational change

Government agencies are increasingly committed to improving the way they use knowledge to inform policy but making sure that their resources and energy committed are well spent, requires assessing the pace, degree and focus of organizational change, writes Vanesa Weyrauch, co-founder of Politics & Ideas

Countryside in Ghana.

Evidence Spotlight: Supporting organizational change for evidence use at Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency

Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency has been working with Politics & Ideas and INASP to apply the Context Matters Framework to improve evidence use in the agency. Ebenezer Sampong, Deputy Executive Director for Technical Services at the EPA, told Leandro Echt about the agency’s plans as a result of the findings

Evidence masterclass in Vienna.

Migration policy for sustainable development: tips on evidence use

Tips on evidence use from researchers and policymakers from a recent masterclass on migration policy for sustainable development in the European neighbourhood.

Montage of researcher photos.

Recognizing inequity in research and knowledge at all levels

Sometimes national-level or local-level inequities in research and knowledge can be missed when they occur in countries that are already disadvantaged by global inequities. Events in four countries will help us understand our partners’ visions for their national research systems and identify where INASP can play the most useful role.

Photo of John Young.

Announcement: New Executive Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Young as the new Executive Director of INASP from November 2018.

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