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Research and knowledge saves lives

Our vision is of research and knowledge at the heart of development – where decisions are informed by relevant and rigorous evidence, and where knowledge is created with the communities it is intended to serve.

That requires many voices, many institutions and many types of knowledge. We call it an equitable knowledge ecosystem.

Our mission is to support Southern individuals and institutions to make that possible.

Our work


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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.

Dr Rasheed Draman and Omar Seidu on how the Data for Accountability project is helping Ghana's parliament to improve quality of life in Ghana through evidence, using data to oversee progress towards SDGs.

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