Listening to the voice of early-career researchers in the Global South

Andy Nobes and Verity Warne discuss the findings of a study into the experiences of early-career researchers in the Global South and how these findings feed into a new Research Positivity Index to track how researchers feel about their research career and environment in the longer term.

Supporting research and knowledge in a pandemic

As we begin a new year with an uncertain situation continuing around the world, John Young reflects on the year that has passed and on what we can learn from the unexpected way that the year unfolded.

Students at Mzumbe University

Untangling the impact of gender in the ‘hidden curriculum’

How university classes are taught can perpetuate unhelpful gender messages. Jennifer Chapin discusses the challenge and how a new framework for gender-responsive pedagogy can help.

Students in University of Dodoma.

How do we address the higher education gender gap?

Gender-responsive pedagogy can play an important role in supporting higher-education institutions to produce students who go on to become gender-responsive professionals, leaders and citizens, and to play a critical role in addressing inequalities and building a more equitable future. Jennifer Chapin shares some thoughts for how this can be achieved from two new papers.

2020: the year the world turned inside out

John Young reflects on highs and lows of a challenging year and discusses the importance of supporting equitable knowledge ecosystems in various scenarios for the future.

Helping Sierra Leone’s students develop their critical thinking skills during a pandemic

How do you support the development of critical thinking skills when a pandemic stops face-to-face engagement and internet infrastructure is fragile? Veronika Schaeffler discusses how INASP has adapted its support to higher education in Sierra Leone this year.

Three things we have learned about political economy analysis – and some unanswered questions

In the second of this two-part series, we reflect on what we have learned, the challenges we faced and questions we are asking ourselves as we continue to integrate Political Economy Analysis into our project work.

Exploring political economy analysis at INASP

In the first of two blog posts, Emily Hayter discusses how INASP is using context analysis to help inform our programmes, and why this is important.

Exploring the cracks in our knowledge systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and emphasised many of the inequities in our current knowledge systems, but it has also provided an opportunity to reflect on what could be improved, as Maha Bali, Chalani Ranwala, Joy Kiiru and Jon Harle discuss.

Infographic of steps to consider in online facilitation.

How do you facilitate an online meeting or course? Our new tutorial can help

As travel and face-to-face meetings continue to be restricted, we introduce a new self-paced online tutorial designed to help with facilitation of online courses and events.