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Research and Knowledge at the Heart of Development

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Ghana

INASP has been working with Ghana since 2001. Below you will find information on the areas we are currently working on with our partners there.

Research Access and Availability

INASP negotiates with international publishers to secure national licenses on behalf of CARLIGH (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries, Ghana), for free or significantly discounted online access to journals and books. To find out what is available to researchers and students in Ghana, click on ‘Research literature’ below.

We support training in a range of areas related to digital information management and library consortium development. Our training materials can be downloaded in the Training courses and downloads section. To see what events have taken place recently in your country or are coming up soon, take a look at the ‘Events’ section on the right.

Research Production and Communication

We support local research communication through our AuthorAID project. This includes research writing courses, an active discussion list and a mentoring platform that matches early career researchers to more experienced researchers.

In Ghana we are working with CSIR-INSTI (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Institute for Scientific and Technological Information) to embed research and proposal writing skills courses in their course curricula.

We support local research dissemination through the Journals Online (JOL) projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes hosting online peer-reviewed journals plus running training courses on strengthening the quality of local journals.  The JOLs provide a cost-effective and secure forum for online journals, which gives them greater online visibility and discovery. Journals from Ghana are included on AJOL, a project that was handed over to South African management.

Evidence-Informed Policy Making

We work in the area of evidence-informed policy making (EIPM) via the VakaYiko Consortium. This is a three year project involving five organisations working primarily in three countries – Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Ghana, we work with GINKS (Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing) to develop a course on EIPM to be delivered to civil servants at the Civil Service Training Centre.

If you would like further information on any of the above areas, please contact our partners directly through our key contact page.

For some recent facts and figures about INASP's work with Ghana, see this factsheet (1Mb).

Research literature

Here you can find information on what is available to researchers and students in your country.

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Our publications

Here you can find publications, such as case studies and reports, relating to your country.

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Our partners

Here is a list of our partners, such as consortia, organisations and institutions in your country.

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Ghana

Key Contacts

We work with individuals including academics, librarians, publishers and policy makers. Here you can find a list of our contacts and partners in Ghana.

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Here you can find: detail on what is happening in your country; lists of research literature accessible through our subscribed resources registration system; relevant publications; and information on our key contacts and partners.

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Events

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