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African Voices On Research, Policy and Development
The Research Agenda For Aid In Africa
Innovation — The Key To Collaborative Research
A Successful NRM Program
Management For Productivity And Growth
A Digital Marketplace For Sustainable Development
Seven Key Priorities For Education In Nicaragua 
Last Call For Web Developers 
Calls And Opportunities
AFRICAN VOICES ON RESEARCH, POLICY & DEVELOPMENT

GDN, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the African Growth Initiative (AGI) at the Brookings Institution, hosted three panels on the link between local research, domestic policy processes and aid in the context of financial inclusion and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The event was held on October 6, 2016, in Washington DC, as part of a USAID-funded program through which GDN and AERC are supporting the emergence of African voices on aid to sub-Saharan Africa. Watch live recordings on entry points for researchers and aid agencies into domestic policy processes, financial inclusion, and agricultural productivity. Read a summary.

THE RESEARCH AGENDA FOR AID IN AFRICA

 
In one of three papers by senior African researchers working on issues of aid effectiveness, authors Léonce Ndikumana and Lynda Pickbourn present a critical assessment of the state of literature on the topic, focusing on perspectives from African researchers and a possible way forward for the research community. The authors highlight problematic features in aid design and delivery, particularly in terms of contribution to economic growth. They argue that aid effectiveness research needs to move its analysis to the sectoral level (health, agriculture, gender, conflict, etc.), where impact is more visible and measurable.
INNOVATION — THE KEY TO COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

Collaborative research can propel the implementation of the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), but key drivers are missing. Program Manager, Francesco Obino, in an article published on Sci Dev Net, calls for more collaborative research as a matter of priority in order to kick-start the SDGs, highlighing the need for "innovation in the use of incentives, formats and tools" to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary knowledge. Such initiatives, if put into practice, can provide a critical platform for deliberating on action and policy.
A SUCCESSFUL NRM PROGRAM

An independent evaluation report on GDN's Natural Resource Management – Natural Wealth Accounting program has found that the project "has been very successful, in terms of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and creating the potential to achieve impact and sustainability." The program successfully increased knowledge and capacity on natural wealth accounting in Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco. GDN is using recommendations from the evaluation to actively scale up the program in the coming months. Partners and supporters interested in collaboration, please contact Pierre Bertrand.
MANAGEMENT FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND GROWTH

GDN is seeking to collaborate with research centers working on the relationship between management and productivity, as part of a new program launched with the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) this year. The program consists of a two-year, multi country effort to document how the Japanese managerial approach, Kaizen, works. Kaizen means change (kai) for good (zen), and encourages continuous learning and improvement for industrial growth and development. For more information, contact Pierre Bertrand.

A DIGITAL MARKETPLACE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


As a data champion of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), GDN has joined the Data4SDGs digital marketplace, a platform for partners working to harness the data revolution for sustainable development. The GPSDD is a multi-stakeholder network of data champions, including governments, companies, civil society organizations, international organizations, academic institutions, charities, official statistics and data communities, working to foster long-term political commitments and global collaborations, to promote data-driven decision-making and innovation for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
SEVEN KEY PRIORITIES FOR EDUCATION IN NICARAGUA

Centro de Investigación y Acción Educativa Social (CIASES), one of the institutions which participated in the GDN’s Policy Lab on the Quality of Education in Latin America & the Caribbean, in Lima, marked its 10th anniversary by releasing a report that identifies seven key priorities for the education sector in Nicaragua. CIASES promotes social development through the analysis of educational and social policies in Nicaragua, and was selected to participate in the Policy Lab, both on the basis of its research, and for its broader potential to support national education policy debates.
LAST CALL FOR WEB DEVELOPERS

GDN is accepting final proposals from skilled Website Developers to build a new and refreshed GDN website. Proposals should be geared toward creating a flat and modular platform that showcases GDN's content in fresh and engaging ways, and that also conveys a sense of modernity, good design and dynamism. To view more details and apply, visit the Careers page on our website.
CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Early career researchers have the opportunity to join Future Earth's Knowledge-Action Networks by applying to become a member of their development teams by 2 November 2016. Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is accepting pre-proposals before January 13, 2017 for Cycle 6 of its competitive grants program, focusing on environmental contaminants and digital development. Preliminary papers can be submitted for the 4th DIAL International Conference on Development Economics by January 31, 2017. The Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) programme is accepting partnership proposals, which can be submitted until 20 February 2017.
The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries, to promote better lives for their citizens. For more information please visit www.gdn.int or write to communications@gdn.int
GDN wishes all its friends and partners a happy and peaceful Diwali. This issue is coming to you a few days late due to closure of the New Delhi office over the holiday period.  

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