25 yearsResearch and knowledge at the heart of development

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25 years of INASP

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Julie Brittain, Executive Director, on the importance of research and evidence

"[E]vidence and knowledge are central to solving development challenges... This has been a cornerstone of INASP’s work for the past 25 years and it will remain the core driving force as we continue to support Southern – and global – research and policy in the future."
Read the full statement here


Our friends and partners on how INASP has supported their work

Changing the world through knowledge - our stories

For more Case Studies and Learning, Reflection & Innovation stories, see our full list of publications.

Research access enables agricultural entrepreneurship

“The project is a testament to the effectiveness of successful collaboration between university staff, students and agricultural women’s groups, and shows that access to e-research has a positive impact on entrepreneurship and innovation.”

Damian Sambuo, Coordinator of Co-operative Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre, Moshi Co-operative University


Accessing and contributing to global research: the problem of the last kilometre

Ensuring good IT infrastructure helps higher education to fully benefit from investments in infrastructure, journals, books and data.




Kenyan roundtables support cross-sectoral climate-change work
Strengthening the links between climate policymakers, researchers and think tanks

"Inasmuch as climate change is a global issue, adaptation is local... [U]tilizing community-based adaptation and making that become the norm rather than the exception is the first step towards building community capacity and... unleash[ing] the potential that lies in these communities."

Dr Richard Munang, Head of Climiate Change, ROA, UNEP


Changing the world through knowledge events

Supporting evidence use in African parliaments – Emerging insights
24 April, 2017, 14:30-15:30 BST
UK Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, UK
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Research communications, with AuthorAID
27th April 2017, 14:00-14:30 BST
Research to Action Webinar
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Harnessing global knowledge to address global challenges
Wine reception & networking event with lightening talks from INASP trustees
23 May 2017, 17:30-18:45 BST
Going Global Conference
Gielgud Room, 2nd floor, QEII Centre, London, UK

Co-creation, capacity development and policy engagement seminar
Excellence, ownership and impact in global challenges research
28 June 2017, 10:00–15:00 BST
Oxford Quaker Meeting House, Oxford, UK
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Webinar: Women in research in the developing world: Challenges and opportunities
29 June 2017, 13:00-14:30 BST
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Publishers for Development 2017 - Working together to support research
11 July 2017, 09:00-17:00 BST
Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford, UK
Full details

... and news to follow of seminars on capacity development, and webinars on issues around research and knowledge systems.

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Changing the world through knowledge blog series

INASP 25th Anniversary Blog series

Building on a strong vision This year the walls of INASP’s office gained a new decoration: a 12-metre-long timeline to celebrate INASP’s 25th Anniversary and set it in the context of world events and research developments. You can explore it online at

INASP through the years: 1992 to today … and beyond  In this blog post Sian shares a few highlights from our history and puts them into a wider context.