Research for development: lessons for uncertain times
At a conference in October 2019 to mark GDN’s 20 th anniversary since it launched, there was much discussion of the power of research and evidence to...read more ›
Many development scholars feel that development research does not make its way into policy as much as it should, while many policy-makers feel that research is largely irrelevant to the problems that they have to address. Can this dissonance be reduced – and if so, how? This blog series presents the point of view of the users, rather than the creators, of social science research. This series was initially launched in partnership with Results for All.
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"Today’s development research mixes scientific endeavor with technical advocacy. Scholars are encouraged to contribute research-based solutions to development challenges, and are expected to distill recommendations from their analysis and evidence. They are also advised to communicate the implications of their findings in ways that can reach policy-makers and practitioners most effectively, and then demonstrate their impact on decisions and outcomes."
By Founding Editors , "Editorial – Mobilizing development research to address global challenges"