Evidence and Policy

Proof of Concept: A Marketing Tool for Research Projects

Proof of Concept: A Marketing Tool for Research Projects

[This post was produced by Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head-Policy Engagement and Communication, Training and Resource Mobilisation at the Public Affairs Centre.]   Research organisations and think tanks often find a barrier when justifying the relevance and utility of a research project to…

The 4ir Is Here. Do We Need to Design Development Initiatives Differently?

The 4ir Is Here. Do We Need to Design Development Initiatives Differently?

[This article was written by Arnaldo Pellini from Capability and Vanesa Weyrauch from P&I  and it first appeared in Helvetas Mosaic, a quarterly publication exploring new trends and fresh ideas of international development. Subscribe to receive more articles like this in the future.]…

Knowledge, governance and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Knowledge, governance and the 4th Industrial Revolution

[Editor’s Note: This piece was written by Jon Harle and Emily Hayter, Director of Programmes and Senior Programme Specialist, and originally appeared at INASP’s blog.]   Developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing and energy storage hold the…

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Knowledge Systems: are we ready?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Knowledge Systems: are we ready?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is bringing both aspirations and concerns  in terms of governance, policy making, and the knowledge systems that inform policy decisions. We believe that by being aware and better understanding the implications of this revolution  in our…