About us

We are an international development organization with over 25 years’ experience of working with a global network of partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia. 

At INASP, we believe that research and knowledge have a crucial role to play in addressing global challenges and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To realize this potential, we work in partnership to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, in support of national development. INASP promotes equity by actively addressing the needs of both men and women across all our work and addressing issues of power within the research and knowledge system.

Evidence 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.


Why we exist

To fight hunger, climate change, disease, inequality and other global challenges, research and evidence is  vital. 

Knowledge and evidence enable solutions that address global challenges and transform lives.

But inequities within and between research and knowledge systems prevent the full potential of Southern talent from being brought to bear on local and global challenges.

Researchers and decision makers in developing countries encounter fundamental barriers to producing, communicating and using research and evidence. 

Within research and knowledge systems there are inequities that allow the experiences and concerns of elite or more privileged groups to dominate, rather than reflecting diversity and the needs and aspirations of all people. 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are about partnership and shared responsibility for changing our world for the better. Without the development of Southern research capability and without the use of locally produced evidence, we will not achieve the universal approach that is envisaged by the SDGs.