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DEV Research Seminar – Wednesday 6th February

John Young, from INASP, will be presenting his research on how the current level of investment in development research, and how different types of research can contribute to better development policy and practice.

 

How research, monitoring, evaluation and learning can contribute to better development

Wednesday 6th February | ARTS 2.01 | 3.30-5pm | John Young

In this seminar John will talk about the current level of investment in development research, and how different types of research can contribute to better development policy and practice. He will describe why influencing policy is difficult and some approaches to maximise and also to measure the impact of research. He will provide some examples of innovative approaches to learning alongside development interventions, and some funding mechanisms designed to encourage more, and more useful development research in the UK. 

John Young has been the Executive Director at INASP since November 2018. Prior to joining INASP he headed up the RAPID Programme at ODI focusing on research, advisory and public affairs work on the interface between research and policy for seven years. He was involved in projects on decentralisation and rural services, information systems, strengthening southern research capacity and research communication. He developed the RAPID programme into a global leader on the research-policy interface and developed its key approaches on policy influence (ROMA). He previously spent five years in Indonesia managing the DFID Decentralised Livestock Services in the Eastern Regions of Indonesia (DELIVERI) Project and was ITDG's Country Director in Kenya.