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Research & Background

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Overall Program Documents

Doing Research Assessment and Theoretical Framework
The Doing Research Assessment (DRA) is a method for analyzing in detail the key factors impacting the social science research system in developing countries. The assessments are conducted using the Doing Research Assessment Framework (DRAF), which enables a systematic analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and bottlenecks related to doing quality and policy‐relevant research in developing countries.
Doing Research Pilot Phase Synthesis
Abstract: Doing Research is one of the key programs implemented by the Global Development Network (GDN), and aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing the organization of social science research, its quality, quantity and social relevance in developing countries. The program started in April 2014 with a pilot phase, supporting seven research teams from eleven countries in Africa (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, South Africa), Latin America (Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru) and Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia) to investigate the research environment in these countries. They used a range of different scientific approaches, from qualitative historical and social analysis to political economy and econometric assessments. This document presents the results and learning from the pilot phase.
Author: Buclet, Benjamin
Centre for Research and Expertise on Education and Development (CREED)
Keywords: social science research, institutions, systems analysis, enabling environment.

Selected Papers from the Pilot

The pilot phase of the Doing Research program has resulted in several outputs, including working papers, project reports and a book documenting the characteristics of research environments in eleven countries.  

Doing Research Pilot Phase Evaluation Report.

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