Tag Archives: Development Research

“Extractive” Research and Its Prevention

I write from East Africa, where I am part of an international team collecting data on youth employment and job skills training.  Last Monday I was sitting in an office in Kampala where an NGO staff member thanked us for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Accessibility

In the past week, I have been collecting thoughts about the accessibility of international development research by those who are designing and implementing development programs. (I thought I would include photo of my office from one of my “field” posts, … Continue reading

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University partnerships + new research uncovering challenges

There is a relatively new initiative by USAID that has the same name as this blog. Well, almost the same name. Higher Education for Development (HED) is a joint initiative of USAID and the US Department of State to manage “innovative partnerships … Continue reading

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Water at the crossroads of higher education + international development

From August 26th to 31st, the World Water Week Conference was held in Stockholm. Here is a short summary of some of the big issues and warnings. We need to start collecting and reusing the water we have now. We need to … Continue reading

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Research qualifies NGOs’ role in development work

If you work international development, you probably work at an NGO or with NGOs.  If you’re not in the field, here’s a short primer:  NGOs aim to fill the gap between government services and a community’s needs. They’re everywhere.  In … Continue reading

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