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Researchers must map the world

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Abstract: What are the dilemmas facing practitioners in the field of international cooperation? How can researchers help resolve them? Koos Richelle, head of EuropeAid, wants researchers to deliver more accurate analyses of what is happening in the developing world in order to build more realistic European policies. A great deal of development research commissioned by the EU is never put into practice. Sometimes this is because the research is too general, and therefore hard to apply, but there is also a tendency in development cooperation to hop from one trendy issue to the next. What needs improvement is ‘mapping’, which is about bringing information together and engaging in policy-relevant interpretation. Second, there is a need for applied economic research in the areas of infrastructure and public-private partnerships.
Authors: Richelle, K.
Category: Policy
End Page: 25
Serial number: 10
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: development policy , research , economic development , private sector , poverty
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Start Page: 24
Title: Researchers must map the world