The Global Development Network’s Doing Research programme intends to develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors that influence the organisation of social science research, its quality, quantity and social relevance in developing countries. The program is supporting seven multi-disciplinary research teams to investigate the research environment and research productivity, and to develop a framework of assessment in 11 developing countries around the world. The research programme is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
In early 2016 GDN brought on the CommsConsult team to raise the visibility of the Doing Research programme through the creation and management of a delegated Research to Action dialogue space and the convening of two global webinars.
CommsConsult managed this project under the Research to Action team.
The dialogue space brings together insights from researchers across the programme from Indonesia to Niger. As well as providing detailed editorial support, the Research to Action team are responsible for coordinating targeted social media around the dialogue space.
The two-part webinar series was facilitated by Megan Lloyd-Laney, with Research to Action providing full technical support and producing editorial and audio legacy products for each webinar. The full recordings of the webinars can be accessed here.