Assessing the Participation of Global South Researchers in the Economic Development Policy Agenda-Setting

The importance of the voice of local experts in setting the development process is now well recognised. Proponents argue that as local experts understand the local context better their participation in research will generate policy recommendations that are more likely to succeed.  In addition, the participation of researchers from the South will help to strengthen the research capacity of the global South and counter-balance the dominance of researchers from the North in development knowledge creation. This study assesses the challenges of improving participation of the researchers from the South in policy oriented development research.

Research team

Nisha Arunatilake
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Junette Perez (Philipines)
John Ataguba (South Africa)
Lucas Ronconi (Argentina)


Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)

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