Towards more equitable interdisciplinary development research: five key messages

Sarah White

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The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) generated new interest in interdisciplinary research in international development, including amongst natural scientists, engineers and scholars in the humanities who had not previously worked in the global South.

What are the strengths of such research, and what are its tensions? How can we achieve effective co-operation between actors with diverse forms of expertise and national background, to generate solutions that will promote more sustainable and equitable policy and practice? How can we avoid research that is extractive and exploitative?

This paper presents five messages that are key to advancing more equitable and effective interdisciplinary development research. It draws on a series of workshops, 2018-19, co-convened by the UK Development Studies Association and Development Research Centres across the UK and co-funded by the ESRC and GCRF.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherDevelopment Studies Association
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2019


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