This volume draws together leading experts from academia, think-tanks and donor agencies to examine the impact of transnational knowledge networks in the formulation of local, national and global policy in the field of international development and transition studies.
These leading contributors pay particular attention to the global reach of research and the manner in which knowledge is incorporated into, and shapes, transnational policy domains. They show how the 'knowledge agenda' has become a central part of the discourse of both developing societies and advanced economies. Governments and international organizations devote considerable financial resources to both in-house and contracted research.
Global Knowledge Networks and International Development will be of great interest to students, researchers and policy makers concerned with global policy, global governance and development.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Bridging Policy and Research in A Globalising World Diane Stone and Simon Maxwell Part 1: Ideas and International Development 2. Power and Ideas: The Role of Multilateral Institutions in Development Policy Desmond McNeill 3. Knowledge and the North-South Divide Kenneth King 4. Creating the Global Development Network: An Exercise in Institutional Theory and Practice Sarah Clarke and Lyn Squire Part 2: Bridging Projects 5. The ODI Case Studies of Research Impact on Policy John Young and Julius Court 6. IDRC and the Policy Impact of Donor Supported Research Fred Carden and Stephanie Nielsen 7. Measuring the Impact of Research on Policy: The IFPRI Approach Jim Ryan Part 3: Networks of Knowledge 8. Research for Reconstruction in Africa: Challenges for Policy Communities and Coalitions Pamela Mbabazi, Makerre University, and Tim Shaw 9. South Asian Research Network on Gender, Law and Governance Shirin Rai Conclusion 10. The Challenge of Transnational Knowledge Networks Simon Maxwell and Diane Stone
Diane Stone is Marie Curie Chair and Head of the Public Policy programme at the Central European University, Hungary. She is on leave of absence from the University of Warwick. Simon Maxwell is Director of the Overseas Development Institute, the UK's leading independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian policy.