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Bridging Research and Policy in Development

By Julius Court
ISBN: 9781853396038
This book reviews what we do already know and provides a conceptual framework for future research. Through four case studies, ranging from local to international and from theory to practice, it explores the vital importance of cultures and structures, people, places and timing.

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  • Synopsis
    This is a crucial book for international development researchers who want the lessons of their research converted into changes in government and aid agency policy.

    International policy making is extremely complex and little studied. This book reviews what we do already know and provides a conceptual framework for future research. Through four case studies, ranging from local to international and from theory to practice, it explores the vital importance of cultures and structures, people, places and timing.

    International development work attracts some of the most intelligent entrants to the world of public service, young people who want their commitment to the shaping of a better world to be reflected in the policies of the ministries and agencies they have joined. This book will help to explain to those young people, and to their leaders in the international development community, how to bring about the changes in policy that will promote a true pro-poor development, based on the evidence of what works.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Contents, List of boxes, figures and tables, About the authors, Foreword by Simon Maxwell, Preface, List of acronyms)
    PART I: BACKGROUND AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    1. Research and policy in international development: introduction
    Julius Court, Ingie Hovland, John Young
    2. Context, evidence, links: a conceptual framework for understanding research–policy processes
    Emma Crewe, Ingie Hovland, John Young
    PART II: CASE STUDIES
    3. The PRSP initiative: multilateral policy change and the role of research
    Karin Christiansen, Ingie Hovland
    4. How the Sphere Project came into being: a case study of policy making in the humanitarian-aid sector and the relative influence of research
    Margie Buchanan-Smith
    5. Animal healthcare in Kenya: the road to community-based animal health service delivery
    John Young, Julius Kajume, Jacob Wanyama
    6. Sustainable livelihoods: a case study of the evolution of DFID policy
    William Solesbury
    PART III: SYNTHESIS AND CONCLUSION
    7. Crosscutting issues and implications: promoting more informed international development policy
    Julius Court, Ingie Hovland, John Young
    End Matter (Footnotes, Bibliography, Index)
  • Details
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    Author Julius Court
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    Number of Pages 228
    Format Paperback / softback
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