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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…

The communication of research -from our Topic Guide

The communication of research -from our Topic Guide

A lot is said about the communication of research. Over the last few years there have been significant changes in the ways that funders view communications and the role it plays within research centres and projects. DFID, for example, has…

The communication of research: insights from our Topic Guide

The communication of research: insights from our Topic Guide

The communication of research is a subject that concerns many in the policy research communities across the developing world. The subject is extensive and covers more than just the channels and tools that research centres and other similar organisations employ…

Research and policy Global Development Network Topic Guide

Research and policy Global Development Network Topic Guide

In 2013 P&I, jointly with CIPPEC and Mendizabal Limited on behalf of GDNet, published Research and policy Global Development Network Topic Guide. ‘Evidence-based policy’ has become something of a holy grail for policymakers intent on formulating pragmatic, effective policies which work on…