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The Global Development Gateway: a flawed initiative?
A. Wilks / Bretton Woods Project 2001
This article looks at the World Bank's role as a Knowledge Bank. The article in particular investigates the Global Development Gateway. The article finds that: the Gateway it is in fact conceived, designed and operated ...
Problems in setting up the first trial of an HIV-1 vaccine in Uganda: recommendations on research methods
R.D. Mugerwa / British Medical Journal 2002
The first trial of a candidate HIV-1 vaccine in Africa was completed in Uganda in 2001. It involved a randomised, placebo controlled trial of a vaccine in healthy volunteers at low risk of HIV infection. The vaccine, called "ALVAC-HIV...
Evaluation of Dutch research capacity-building programmes
M.C.R. Banzon Bautista; L. Velho; D. Kaplan / Demanding Innovation: articulating policies for demand-led research and research capacity building in the South [seminar] 2001
This paper examines Multi-annual, Multidisciplinary Research Programmes (MMRPs) instigated by the Netherlands in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The MMRPs were developed in response to a perceived need for a shift in the key responsib...
Joseph Stiglitz on the need to reform the way in which development economics research is undertaken and taught
J.E. Stiglitz / United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development 2001
This article discusses the new development agenda and means of challenging the reigning neoliberal paradigm. The limitations of this competitive equilibrium model are widely recognized; it provides an inadequate model of developed cou...
The rush to connectivity should not be done at the expense of basic development goals
A. Skuse / Department for International Development, UK 2001
Increasingly, questions concerning who will benefit and who will be left out of the ICTrevolution are coming to the fore in policy debates. Concerns over areas of the developing world being left out of globalisation or being slow to d...
How can aid agencies become more efficient and effective users of knowledge
S. McGrath / Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh 2001
New information and communications technologies (ICTs) and new ways of understanding the economic role of knowledge are combining to suggest new challenges, opportunities and modalities for development cooperation. This has led agenci...
Policies for developing distance education and distance learning strategies to meet the challenges of food security and rural development
S. McLean / Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions 2001
This paper introduces the concepts of distance education and distance learning, and reviews the general parameters of past distance education experiences in developing countries. The paper proposes a set of distance education p...
How research impacts on policy making: next steps in the formulation of a research programme
J. Young / RAPNet Research and Policy Network 2001
This proposal describes a participatory 4-month process to develop a bridging programme to improve linkages between development research and policy. The process will continue the discussions started at the Global Development Network c...
Critical examination of the current thinking on the research to policy process
D. Stone; S. Maxwell; M. Keating / RAPNet Research and Policy Network 2001
This paper reviews some of the existing literature in various disciplines exploring the relationship beteen research and policy, and draws out the implications for both researchers and policy-makers. The paper di...
'Unlearning' conventional wisdoms to remove paradigm blockages
N. Uphoff; J. Combs / Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development 2001
How often has evidence that supported a new explanation been ignored or rejected when it did not conform to the accepted way of thinking about a particular problem? The authors describe this situation as a "paradigm blockage". This pa...
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Monitoring the Policy Reform Process
Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 2000
The discussion and examples in this paper are organized around the issues and challenges that USAID’s development professionals and their clients/partners face when designing and implementing systems to monitor the policy reform ...
Latest gender research fails to influence Bank's particiaptory poverty assessments
A. Whitehead; M. Lockwood / United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development 1999
Looks at six Poverty Asssesments (PAs) conducted by World Bank teams and the way in which gender issues are treated in them (in Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda). This paper trys to identify the analytical frameworks behind these re...
Telling or listening? What does the Bank's commitment to knowledge mean in practice?
K. King; S. McGrath / Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh 2000
The World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, has committed his organisation to becoming a knowledge bank in the most visible example of development cooperation agency concern with the effects of new knowledge debates on their existing ...
The centrality of knowledge in the new approach to North-South development cooperation
K. King; S. McGrath / Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh 2000
Development cooperation is experiencing a dramatic range of new understandings and approaches that appear on the surface to amount to a “new way of working”, both in how development cooperation takes place and in how it incl...
A call to action for research NGOs
M. Braun; A. Cicioni; N.J. Ducote / Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento / Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth, Argentina 2000
The paper argues that there is a key role for think tanks dedicated to policy implementation in developing countries. In particular, there is a bridge between research centers and policymakers that is not always crossed effectively. F...
Effective learning for poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: donor interventions and the role of postgraduate training
P. Bennell; E. Masunungure; N. Ng'ethe; G. Wilson / Eldis Document Store 2000
Significant poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be achieved without strong policy analysis and management capacity both in the public sector and civil society at large. This report provides a comprehensive needs assessment ...
What is the relationship between think tanks and governments?
S. James / Global Development Network 2000
This article looks at the relationship between think tanks and governments, and particularly at the influence that think tanks can have on government policy. Much of the articles's regional focus is on Central and Eastern Europe. Thin...
Leveraging Post Communist think tanks' knowledge: going global to rediscover locality
I. Krastev / Global Development Network 2000
This article reflects on the role and performance of the independent policy institutes in Central and Eastern Europe. This article suggests that post-communist think tanks have entered the process of re-inventing themselves. The condi...
International policy transfer among knowledge actors: focusing on the coercive nature of transfer
D. Stone / Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick 2000
With the specific focus on knowledge actors, this paper: Highlights the roles played by non-state actors who act as 'policy entrepreneurs' and interact with officials in government and international organisation in the ...
Prospects for participatory policy making
J. Keeley; I. Scoones / Institute of Development Studies UK 2000
This paper asks why policy processes in Zimbabwe have consistently reinforced a highly technocratic approach to natural resources management, while excluding alternative perspectives and framings of problems for policy. Politic...
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The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)
The World trade institute (WTI)
The World Trade Institute (WTI) is an academic institution dedicated to studying and teaching on the subject of international trade regulation and investment. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.
International Organisations Research Journal (IORJ)
International Organisations Research Journal (IORJ) is published by the National Research University Higher School of Economics since January 2006. It is published quarterly since 2009. Generally, each issue is dedicated to one theme. Starting from December 2015 IORJ is included into two international databases on the platform of Web of Science - Russian Science Citatio...
European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)
The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), is made up of four like-minded leading European international cooperation think tanks: German Development Institute (DIE), European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The work of the group is sha...
C-Change
C-Change, communication for change, implemented by FHI 360, is a USAID-funded project to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) across development sectors.   C-Change works in the developing world to: Scale up bast practices in SBCC Strengthen capacity in SBCC Generate and disseminat...
IPE-Centre for Knowledge Development (IPE CKD)
IPE-Centre for Knowledge Development (CKD) is the knowledge management arm of IPE Global Limited established in 2013 to extend the frontiers of knowledge and promote experimentation for innovative solutions to global development challenges. Under the IPE-CKD initiative, we look at coming up with publications and reports both in house through our own researches and through partner supported init...
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organisation, AIR’s conducts and applies behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.
Development Research Center of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (DRC)
The Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) is a policy research and consulting institution directly under the State Council, the central government of the People's Republic of China. Its major function is to conduct advanced research on the overall, comprehensive, strategic and long-term issues in the economic and social development, as well as relevant key and hot problems rela...
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz is responsible for a range of activities which include research development; highly-regarded hospital and ambulatory care services; production of vaccines, drugs, reagents, and diagnostic kits; education and training of human resources; information and communication in the area of health, science and technology; quality control of products and services, and the implementat...
Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento / Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)
Cebrap is a globalized research center, with long-term international partnerships with research institutes, universities, funding agencies, and civil associations, mainly in the United States and Europe, but also from India, Africa, China, and Latin America. Currently, Cebrap conducts ongoing research on citizenship, elections, political institutions, participation, governance, social mov...
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