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

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.