Sarah Cummings is currently working as a researcher at the Athena Institute, VU University Amsterdam. She is also co-Director of the Knowledge for Development Partnership and Editor-in-Chief of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal.
Outlining the potential of private sector involvement in international development.
To identify ways in which the use of evidence in policy and practice can be enhanced, the Science for Using Research (SURe) programme initiated three research projects. This article discusses their preliminary results.
Knowledge is a catalyst – an indispensable ingredient in all human progress and development. Despite this, as many commentators are discovering, knowledge is missing from Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. But recent developments seem to indicate that the UN, civil society and others are finding ways of putting knowledge back into the mix.
The Dutch government proposes to reform its knowledge policies of development cooperation. The intention is to create four knowledge platforms on the themes of security and the law, water, food security, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, with possibly one more general, overarching platform. A clear vision seems to be lacking though.