Posts by Jonathan Harle

Research and knowledge systems in difficult places – part 1: South Sudan

Research and knowledge systems in difficult places – part 1: South Sudan

In the first of a series of blog posts based on recent analysis into the research and knowledge systems in fragile or conflict states, Jon Harle considers South Sudan.

High prices could drive developing country researchers to use pirate websites like Sci-Hub

High prices could drive developing country researchers to use pirate websites like Sci-Hub

Sci-Hub – a website that finds a way through paywalls to host free copies of over 40 million journal papers...

Why we need to take a collective action approach to research capacity building

Why we need to take a collective action approach to research capacity building

Sometimes it feels hard to keep afloat in the tide of thinking and debate about development – what to do,...

How do you build a ‘system view’ of a country – and then what do you do next?

How do you build a ‘system view’ of a country – and then what do you do next?

In the last year or so we’ve been grappling at INASP with what it means to take a systems approach...

“Digital development” – the last 100 metres

“Digital development” – the last 100 metres

Tech-solutionism is fairly common in the development sector; we regularly hear that a new widget or (increasingly) the latest app...

Building capacity of Africa’s library consortia

Building capacity of Africa’s library consortia

Jon Harle reports on the recent library consortia meeting in Addis Ababa about building strong foundations for research to deliver...

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