News and features about the Doing Research program:
Le Republicain, 25 Feb 2016: Dr Rahmane Idrissa, Doing Research Niger, relates the renewal of social science research in Niger since the beginning of the 21st century. Following the crisis of the 1980s and the withdrawal of national authorities in research funding, a new range of opportunities opened for researchers to engage with. The foundation of several regional universities and of the LASDEL research institute in 2001 provided academics with a more supportive research environment. Yet, a number of bottlenecks remain, starting with a shortfall in collaboration and mentorship, bureaucratic hassle and a timid engagement of social research actors with intellectual debate on the public place. The author concludes on the necessity of a more efficient allocation of funds in order to satisfy the general public’s desire to be better informed on important social questions. Read here
Research to Action, Series 2016. Research to action is hosting a blog series about the Doing Research program which focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing social sience researc, its quality, quanitity and social relevance in developing countries. Read the blog series here.