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GDN to present at the EADI CEsA Conference 2023


Preliminary findings and recommendations resulting from the implementation of five Doing Research Assessments (DRAs) in Francophone Africa will be presented at a round table at the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and Centre for African and Development Studies (CEsA) General Conference 2023 on the theme, ‘Towards New Rhythms of Development’. The conference is being held from July 10-13, at the ISEG-Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal.


A team from the Global Development Network (GDN) comprising Daniel Fussy, Francesco Obino, Kadijatou Marou Sama and Joao Costa will be presenting on ‘Doing Research in Francophone Africa: Bridging the Research Gap and Improving Development Policies’. GDN is implementing five DRAs in Francophone Africa in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, and Mali to understand the state of social science research in the region and their contributions to evidence-based policy advocacy and socio-economic development in general. This is part of GDN’s Doing Research program.


A number of national institutions and researchers interested in conducting DRAs will be invited to participate and share their ideas, and so will a number of donors which have recently added an explicit focus on research systems in their strategies, and some are moving strategic thinking to the national level and would like to use the DR Assessment. The round table will also feature in a number of discussions, in which we will explore under-researched dimensions of the research system, the use of DR Assessment for evaluation, strategy and its use for evidence-based policy advocacy.


Attend the session by registering here! For more information on the Doing Research program, please write to Daniel Fussy.


The EADI CEsA conference aims to illuminate the various causes and manifestations of shifts in global relations, inequalities, and forms of exclusion, and to explore and map alternative ‘new rhythms of development’.