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Doing Research Kick-off Workshop | New Delhi, India | 20-21 December 2018

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On 20-21 December 2018, national, focal-point teams from Bolivia, Indonesia and Nigeria will meet for the first time in GDN's global office in New Delhi, to discuss emerging research -- including context analyses, stakeholder mapping and data collection -- to document the health of social science research systems in their respective countries. Having already conducted an analysis of the context in each country, the teams aim to incoporate early feedback from scientific and technical advisors as they prepare a global comparative study of national research systems.

The two-day workshop marks the launch of the much awaited 'proof of concept' for the  Doing Research Assessment (DRA) Framework that maps the gaps in national social science research systems, allowing policymakers, national actors and donors to see which actions might be taken to reinvigorate them. The aim is to strengthen the production, diffusion and use of social science for development. Data collection on the 54 key indicators, included in the DRA, will commence after this workshop, and is expected to last till the summer of 2019. 

In Bolivia, the project is being led by Roberto Laserna at the Center for the Studies of Social and Economic Realities (CERES) with Dr Hebe Vessuri as their scientific and technical advisor. In Indonesia, the project is being led by Dr Inaya Rakhmani at the Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance (CIPG) with Dr Fred Carden as scientific and technical advisor. In Nigeria, the project is being led by Dr Abiodun Adeyemi Egbetokun at the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) with Dr Andy Frost as scientific and technical advisor.

A team of researchers from Myanmar will also be attending the event. A Doing Research Assessment in Myanmar is scheduled to start in early 2019, in partnership with a major global donor.

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For additional information, please contact the DR team on doingresearch@gdn.int or Francesco Obino, Head of Programs on fobino@gdn.int 

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