Knowledge and policy: navigating a spaghetti junction – showcasing a new book by the Overseas Development Institute

Lousie Shaxson - Knowledge, policy and power in International Development

Lousie Shaxson – Knowledge, policy and power in International Development

On the eve of the Kstar Conference 2012, Louise Shaxson – senior research fellow in the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme at ODI – presented key findings from the new book Knowledge, Policy and Power in International Development – A Practical Guide. Read more of this post


GDNet-TrustAfrica Policy Workshop

On 7-8 June 2011 GDNet, in collaboration with Trust AfricaCIPPEC and CommsConsult, organised a two-day policy workshop for the researchers involved in the Investment Climate and Business Environment Research Fund (ICBE-RF). The workshop, held in Kampala, Uganda, gathered 22 participants from different African countries such as Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

GDNet-TrustAfrica Policy Workshop

GDNet-TrustAfrica Policy Workshop

The Investment Climate and Business Environment Research Fund (ICBE-RF) is a joint project of TrustAfrica and Canada’s International Development Research Center initiated in 2006. It seeks to strengthen policy research that can help improving the investment climate and business environment in Africa, through grant making, capacity strengthening, and policy dialogues. During its first phase, the project supported a cohort of 54 research teams from 33 institutions in 16 African countries and more than 150 individual researchers who are conducting cutting-edge research on a diverse range of issues impacting the investment and business environment in Africa.

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