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18 October 2017
Defining the Field
Development research and uptake: In search of better governance

Development research aims to inform evidence-based policymaking and engage society to ensure accountable government. By advocating development research outcomes, researchers aim to influence policymakers to adopt policies that will unlock economic development potential. And discovering new options for growth and finding new pathways towards achieving equity can empower the marginalised. In other words, as Fred Carden says, development research has better governance as its goal.

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Defining Research Communication

altaltIn 2010, the DRUSSA partners did a scoping study that served to inform the nature of the programme as it stands today. The Communicating Research for Utilisation scoping report defined research communication as follows:

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Policy is more than mere legislation

altaltVery early on in my career as a journalist, I discovered the value of making friends with the boss’s secretary and the switchboard operator. That is the grail along which you will have your calls put through and the appointment book opened. The same principle can hold true when trying to bring your research to the attention of policymakers.

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What is Research Uptake?
Defining the Field

There are many terms used to describe the processes by which knowledge generated through research finds its way to those who need it—be they practitioners (health workers, farmers, engineers, community workers) or policymakers in government and other agencies. The terms “research communication”, “research dissemination” and “research utilisation” (or “research into use”) are familiar in the university and development research sectors.

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