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Research and knowledge saves lives

Our mission is to support Southern individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, which can transform lives.

What we do

We promote equity by addressing issues of power and supporting the needs of both men and women across all our work.

How we work

INASP strategy 2025

Our new strategy describes how we will contribute to building more equitable knowledge ecosystems that include every voice and foster every talent.
Help us achieve our vision

We work with

Government institutions

We support government departments, parliaments and other public bodies to improve the use of research and evidence to inform policy.

Gilchriste Ndongwe, Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Network, on the impact INASP has had on evidence-informed policy making in Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment  

Enthusiastic participants at online training workshop in Vietnam in November 2016


We work with universities and their staff and students to strengthen teaching, learning and research, from communicating their work, to fostering critical thinking skills to addressing gender barriers.

INASP’s AuthorAID project has worked with partner institutions in Africa and Asia to embed online research writing courses.

Participants of face-to-face training workshop on evidence informed education policy in the Philippines

NGOs & Think Tanks

We work in partnership with NGOs and think tanks to address issues of power in research and knowledge systems.

INASP and Politics & Ideas announced their partnership to deliver a series of capacity development services to strengthen public institutions’ capacity to produce and use knowledge in policy making.

National organizations

We convene and connect national organizations who support the production and use of research and knowledge, supporting them to develop the capacity they need to provide vital services.

Jacinta Were, INASP Associate, Kenya on the impact INASP has had on access to research and knowledge for national development