Global Development Network (GDN), New Delhi, India 2014

(2014 New Delhi, India) “Doing Research”, Global Development Network (GDN)

Global Development Network (GDN)
Doing Research Workshop 2014
New Delhi – India

“What constitutes an enabling research environment and how can developing countries in particular foster one? 35 participants from around the world and with expertise cutting across disciplines and areas, from university management to capacity building and science and technology policy debated in a one day workshop organized by GDN in New Delhi on April 3rd. The workshop marked the launch of the pilot of a new innovative project called Doing Research that GDN will carry out over the next couple of years with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency and the French government.

The workshop centered on four main issues:

  • The main pillars of the research environment and adequate research questions to study it, including incentives at the individual, organizational and national level, funding for research, multiple accountabilities and demand for research
  • The methodology to study the research environment comparatively across countries
  • Interesting case studies to consider – Ghana, Indonesia, China, Senegal among those discussed
  • Terms of reference for the case studies – scope, coverage, nature of the research teams involved

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