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Helping women bridge the gap between research and publications
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Earlier this year, Senior Programme Manager, Ruth Bottomley joined The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World – in Khartoum. This video shows the launch of the OWSD Sudan National Chapter and the workshop on Bridging the Gap between Research and Publications. Continue reading

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Supporting trust in Southern journals: the story behind Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS)
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INASP and African Journals Online have launched the Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS), a unique new framework for providing accreditation and support for journals in the Global South. The JPPS provides detailed and internationally accepted assessment criteria for the quality of publishing practices and policies of Southern journals.

In this interview, Susan Murray, Executive Director of African Journals Online (AJOL), and Sioux Cumming, Programme Manager, Journals Online, share the origins and potential of JPPS. Continue reading

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How large-scale research writing courses are making a difference in the Global South
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The AuthorAID MOOCs in research writing are finalists for a prestigious award from the Association of Professional and Learned Society Publishers (ALPSP). The winner of this award will be announced this evening. As we wait to hear how we did, I share in this blog what I told the ALPSP annual conference yesterday. Continue reading

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Research into climate change is vital in countries that are on the frontline of feeling its effects
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Strong local research and knowledge systems are vital in tackling local and global problems, and a great example of this is in tackling climate change. Siân Harris looks at a few of the ways that INASP has been supporting Southern environmental research and its use in policy. Continue reading

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Evidence Spotlight: Overcoming challenges to using evidence in the Parliament of Malawi
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Photo: Parliament of Malawi ——————————————————————————————————————————- In this Evidence Spotlight INASP’s Emily Hayter interviews Kondwani Chikafa (image, right), Senior Research Officer in the Research Section of the Parliament of Malawi. Parliament of Malawi’s Research Section is comprised of three staff. Its key function is to support decision making in parliament through research and analysis for MPs, who are its main clients. How is research information currently used in the Parliament of Malawi? Research information is used in three ways: In the Plenary: Members of Parliament (MPs) request information on issues that are on the floor of the House. This information is requested by Backbench MPs in the National Assembly and given to them before the House opens. In the Parliamentary Committees: Prior to Committee Meetings, the Research Section can be asked to prepare briefing papers on specific issues on the agenda to help members make informed decisions. Delegations: The Parliament of … Continue reading

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Evidence Reading: How do governments get great?
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Botswana Parliament Building

House of the Parliament of Botswana in Gaborone. The paper discussed in this evidence reading cited Botswana as an example of a government that led an impressive transformation resulting in its ranking of Sub-Saharan Africa’s least corrupt nation in the global Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 by Transparency International. —————————————————————————————————– – Blog post by Clara Richards, Director of the VakaYiko Consortium and Senior Programme Manager at INASP’s Evidence-Informed Policy Making Team I started reading more about how governments can improve their work and drive positive change because I wanted to know how we at INASP can work with governments to improve their policies by putting research and evidence at the heart of their development agenda. I discovered an endless and exciting literature. However, it is mainly driven by the same authors who are part of the ‘Building State Capability Programme’ , and although they have great insight, it would be good … Continue reading

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