Dr A.H.J. Helmsing is Professor of Local & Regional Development at the international Institute of Social Studies at the Erasmus University, the Netherlands.
The discussion in this blog is about shaping platforms for knowledge generation, exchange and utilisation. Our input identifies the function of a knowledge platform as using existing research, in practice, policy and academia, for a meta-level ana...read more
Many observers regarded Africa as a lost continent just over a decade ago. The stabilization and structural adjustment programmes of the 1980s and liberalization of the economy in the 1990s had not produced the desired private sector investment re...read more