Exploring the effectiveness of development research with a monitoring and learning approach

Michel, Claudia; Heim, Eva; Herweg, Karl; Breu, Thomas (2010). Exploring the effectiveness of development research with a monitoring and learning approach. Knowledge management for development journal, 6(2), pp. 105-119. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis 10.1080/19474199.2010.531754

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There is a growing demand for better understanding of the link between research, policy and practice in development. This article provides findings from a study that aimed to gain insights into how researchers engage with their non-academic partners. It draws on experiences from the National Centre of Competence in Research North-South programme, a development research network of Swiss, African, Asian and Latin American institutions. Conceptually, this study is concerned with research effectiveness as a means to identify knowledge useful for society. Research can be improved and adapted when monitoring the effects of interactions between researchers and non-academic partners. Therefore, a monitoring and learning approach was chosen. This study reveals researchers' strategies in engaging with non-academic partners and points to framing conditions considered decisive for soccessful interactions. It concludes that reserachrs need to systematically analyse the socio-political context in which they intervene. By providing insights from the ground and reflecting on them in the light of the latest theoretical concepts, this article contributes to the emerging literature founded on practice-based experience.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Sustainable Land Management
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 and Breu, Thomas Michael
ISSN: 1947-4199
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Submitter: Users 124 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 14:19
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 14:27
Publisher DOI: 10.1080/19474199.2010.531754
Web of Science ID: 000207665500002
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/6102 (FactScience: 211001)

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