This issue aims to identify how partnerships focused on the production of policy-engaged research seek to achieve societal impact and explores the challenges in these processes.
The collaborations analysed span academia, civil society and government, from the grassroots to the national and global levels. By locating these examples within the broader debates on interactions between researchers and research users designed to strengthen evidence informed decision making, this publication offers concepts and practices to inform those funding, designing and undertaking development research.
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Diana Dalton, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Introduction: Identifying the Qualities of Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development: A New Analytical Framework
James Georgalakis and Pauline Rose
Rethinking Research Impact through Principles for Fair and Equitable Partnerships
Kate Newman, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj and Jude Fransman
Pathways to Impact – Insights from Research Partnerships in Uganda and India
Rona Bronwin, Rachel Hinton and Laura Savage
Exploring Partnerships between Academia and Disabled Persons’ Organisations: Lessons Learnt from Collaborative Research in Africa
Maria Kett, Mark T. Carew, John-Bosco Asiimwe, Richard Bwalya, Anderson Gitonga, Boakai A. Nyehn, Joyce Olenja, Leslie Swartz and Nora Groce
Layered and Linking Research Partnerships: Learning from YOUR World Research in Ethiopia and Nepal
Vicky Johnson, Anannia Admassu, Andrew Church, Jill Healey and Sujeeta Mathema
Fundamental Challenges in Academic–Government Partnership in Conflict Research in the Pastoral Lowlands of Ethiopia
Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta, Fana Gebresenbet, Yonas Tariku and Ekal Nettir
Regional Research–Policy Partnerships for Health Equity and Inclusive Development: Reflections on Opportunities and Challenges from a Southern African Perspective.
Nicola Yeates, Themba Moeti, Mubita Luwabelwa