Posts Tagged "Research and Ideas"

Researcher policymaker: A missing bridge?

Researcher policymaker: A missing bridge?

[Editor’s note: This post has previously been published at GDNet blog. GDNet has been a DFID-funded programme run by the Cairo team of the Global Development Network, which has recently been closed. Since 2001, GDNet aimed to help researchers from developing…

Conceptual Framework No.2: Categories

Conceptual Framework No.2: Categories

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series devoted to tools and frameworks for researchers to plan better projects right from the start.  Read the first blog for an introduction to conceptual frameworks] In a previous post I described…

Conceptual Framework No.1: The Practical Ideal Type

Conceptual Framework No.1: The Practical Ideal Type

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series devoted to tools and frameworks for researchers to plan better projects right from the start.  Read the first blog for an introduction to conceptual frameworks] In the previous post I introduced…

Good communications is not enough to get evidence into policy

Good communications is not enough to get evidence into policy

[Editor’s Note: This post was written by Clara Richards, programme manager at INASP, and was originally published at INASP’s blog] I originally shared these thoughts on the Evidence-Based Policy in Development Network (ebpdn) and after sparking some discussion, I thought it’d be good…

Defining a research agenda. Balancing internal and external influences

Defining a research agenda. Balancing internal and external influences

[Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at INASP’s newsletter 2012. It is also available in Spanish at VIPPAL.] The definition of a research agenda is key for any organisation trying to be protagonist of the policy arena. However, setting a…

How to link theory and practice for relevant research

How to link theory and practice for relevant research

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series devoted to tools and frameworks for researchers to plan better projects right from the start.] Researchers who seek to influence policies face the challenge to link theory and practice daily. However,…

Researcher’s habits: unlocking the potential for impact?

Researcher’s habits: unlocking the potential for impact?

In a previous post, I discussed why I think that the objective of informing policy should be considered from the onset of a research project. Since then, I have been reflecting on how to go about changing the way researchers…

Imagining a better 2014 (4) – by María Elena Quilodran

Imagining a better 2014 (4) – by María Elena Quilodran

[Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts called ‘Imagining a better 2014’ that brings together reflections from a number of researchers and practitioners on the most important lessons and future challenges for promoting the use of…

Imagining a better 2014 (3) – by Andrea Ordoñez

Imagining a better 2014 (3) – by Andrea Ordoñez

[Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts called ‘Imagining a better 2014’ that brings together reflections from a number of researchers and practitioners on the most important lessons and future challenges for promoting the use of…