Posts Tagged "Research Agenda"

Funding and research: a difficult matchmaking

Funding and research: a difficult matchmaking

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that will look at think tank funding models. It is based on an online course that is currently being offered to think tanks in CEE and Nepal under the Think Tank…

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…

Why is changing donor-driven research agendas so hard?

Why is changing donor-driven research agendas so hard?

Funding is one of the pillars of our research agenda, because it is a hassle both for the recipients as for the givers since matching the interests of both is not always an easy task. There is a growing interest…

What is behind the idea of Evidence Based Policy?

What is behind the idea of Evidence Based Policy?

In the previous post, I shared Jal Mehta’s framework that can help us take apart an idea into its different dimensions  (I suggest you review it before reading this post). The three dimensions are policy solutions, problem definition and public…

Lesson #2: Build your research agenda with potential users of knowledge

Lesson #2: Build your research agenda with potential users of knowledge

This reflection is part of the 20 lessons included in the paper Lessons learned on promoting better links between research and policy in Latin America As our programme Spaces for Engagement made progress towards our aim to support local production of…

Moving our research agenda forward

Moving our research agenda forward

In the upcoming weeks we will start sharing some of the research currently being carried out as to develop our research agenda.  The objective of these documents is to build on two things: first, on our empirical understanding of the…

Politics & Ideas: An open research agenda

Politics & Ideas: An open research agenda

Creating a research agenda is always an exciting job. On the one hand, we are always seeking for overarching structures and frameworks that can help us to see our work in a more strategic and coherent manner. And on the…