During April 2020, INASP asked researchers from 94 countries and across the whole spectrum of academic disciplines: “What impact, if any, do you think that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have on your research work?”. This paper shares the findings.
A skills matrix, developed from a literature review of desired graduate skills, is being used in helping university teaching staff design courses that help students develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need
Significant change often seems hard to achieve in higher education but the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa partnership of East African organizations has had some real successes. Jon Harle reflects on the key elements of the partnership.
This document provides a rapid review of the relevant literature on the research and knowledge system in Sierra Leone, and looks at the research landscape, higher education system and the extent of use of research in policy making.
A report of the work carried out with the Department for Environmental Affairs (DEA) as part of the VakaYiko project in South Africa and a reflection of the lessons learned through the course of the project.
This report reflects upon and documents the ways in which the VakaYiko consortium has sought to establish and maintain engagement with government institutions at different levels in Ghana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
A discussion about improving research access and communication in Sierra Leone, with a focus on a pilot project which is exploring ways of increasing awareness of the online research literature available and enabling researchers to make better use of it in their work.
In this case study Hasina Afroz, University Librarian at BRAC University, outlines the changes that were made over the course of seven years to significantly improve BRAC University Library with the aim of developing a 21st Century world-class knowledge resource centre.
In this case study Haseeb Md. Irfanullah describes his experience as an AuthorAID mentor and why passionate mentors and enthusiastic researchers are instrumental to developing a strong research culture.
In this case study Haseeb Md. Irfanullah describes how publishing the Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy through the Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) had a significant impact on the quality and visibility of the journal.
This report provides a short analysis of nine countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania), at a national level, to assess their academic impact in the world.