Making research relevant to policy-makers, development actors, and local communities: NCCR North-South report on effectiveness of research for development

Michel, Claudia; Heim, Eva Maria; Herweg, Karl Günter; Zimmermann, Anne B.; Breu, Thomas (2010). Making research relevant to policy-makers, development actors, and local communities: NCCR North-South report on effectiveness of research for development (NCCR North-South Dialogue 23). Bern, Schweiz: NCCR North-South

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Bridging the gap between research and policy is of growing importance in international development. The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South has rich experience in collaborating beyond academic boundaries to make their research relevant to various societal actors. This publication is the first to provide an overview of the effectiveness of NCCR North-South researchers’ efforts to interact with policy, practice, and local communities with a view to effecting a change in practices. A systematic assessment of researchers’ interactions with non-academic partners is presented, based on principles of monitoring and evaluation. On this basis, tools for collective learning and widespread adaptation are proposed. The report shows with what types of societal actors NCCR North-South researchers collaborate and analyses examples of how researchers conduct dialogue beyond academic boundaries, leading to specific outcomes. It also explains the frame conditions considered decisive for successful and sustainable policy dialogue and concludes with recommendations about how the NCCR North-South can increase the effectiveness of its research for development. The publication is a valuable source of inspiration for those interested in better understanding how to generate the multiple benefits of making science relevant to society.

Item Type: Report (Report)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre (discontinued)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
UniBE Contributor: Michel, Claudia; Heim, Eva; Herweg, Karl Günter; Zimmermann, Anne and Breu, Thomas Michael
Subjects: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
Series: NCCR North-South Dialogue
Publisher: NCCR North-South
Language: English
Submitter: Users 124 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 14:19
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2015 10:17
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.5900
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/5900 (FactScience: 210765)

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