Category Archives: development

New initiative from EADI for Southern academics

In a very welcome initiative, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) has just announced the new Journal Mentoring Programme (JUMP) which aims to increase the number of original academic articles authored by Southern development researchers, published … Continue reading

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Why do we need an Agenda Knowledge for Development? Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2016, I undertook a study of how knowledge and knowledge societies are considered in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with colleagues at the Athena Institute of the VU University Amsterdam. We have written it up and submitted the finished … Continue reading

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Representation of academics from developing countries in scientific journals: forthcoming

I’ve just heard that the paper Representation of academics from developing countries as authors and editorial board members in scientific journals: does it matter to the field of development studies?, written with Paul Hobink, has been accepted for publication in … Continue reading

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World Bank on public goods in African development: a changing rhetoric?

In Africa’s Pulse, published by the World Bank in December 2014, the emphasis on agricultural development in Africa seems to have been transformed. The report argues that boosting agricultural productivity alone will not suffice: Investments in rural public goods (for example, … Continue reading

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Case study of KM4Dev

Probably one of the most vibrant communities of practice in the development sector comprises the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community which has been in existence since approximately the year 2000.

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What would have happened without Dgroups?

At the moment, there is a discussion on KM4Dev-l about which online communities offer the best functionalities: Dgroups, Ning, google groups etc. I have been biting my tongue and trying very hard NOT to intervene because I am a bit … Continue reading

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