Supporting the use of research and knowledge in policy making

INASP is known for strengthening the research and knowledge systems. For almost 25 years, we have been working with different part of this system so it can function as a whole: librarians, publishers, researchers, academics, IT services and their institutions in many countries. More recently, since 2009, we have been incorporating a further key component of the research and knowledge system: the policymakers and other users who need access to knowledge to make better decisions. This group is an important part of INASP's new five-year strategy, as Clara Richards explains.

Sharing research for development and transformation – part 2

Promoting Southern publishing, supporting routes to share Southern research with wider audiences and embedding skills within institutions are all part of INASP's vision of 'research and knowledge at the heart of development'.

Sharing research for development and transformation – part 1

Solving complex development challenges requires knowledge, evidence, consideration of context and practical application. Research therefore has a crucial role to play in addressing global challenges and contributing to the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). But for research to have this role it has to be effectively communicated and shared with the wide range of people who can use it to inform the global debates, policy and practice. In the first of two blog posts, Ruth Bottomley shares some of the ways that INASP is supporting the sharing of Southern research and how this will continue within INASP's new five-year strategy.

We won’t achieve the Sustainable Development Goals if developing country researchers can’t play their part

We have a problem. We desperately need to bring research and knowledge to bear on the world’s most pressing problems....

Introducing INASP’s new five-year strategy

Strengthening the production, sharing and use of research and knowledge for development underlies INASP's priorities for the next five years, writes Julie Brittain.

Insights into the state of research systems in developing countries – Part Two

Insights into the state of research systems in developing countries – Part Two

In May 2015, as part of INASP’s strategy development process, we engaged an independent consultant to conduct a phone/skype survey...

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