Organizations working in international development, particularly large national and multilateral institutions, are increasingly focused on generating and documenting knowledge about the issues at the center of their work. However, researchers with experience in the academy who are brought into these projects may find significant differences in the ways that problems and questions are framed, in how evidence is conceived of and used, and in institutional cultures more broadly. This panel will bring together researchers with experiences in both the academy and a variety of international development organizations to discuss how these differences manifest, and their own best practices for bridging them. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own experiences and questions for a discussion and breakout activity following the panel.
This event is organized by the 4W Initiative and the School of Human Ecology.