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Do partnerships produce relevant knowledge in water research?

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posted on 24.07.2014, 14:03 authored by Frank Odhiambo
The European Commission stipulates north-south partnerships for all development research that it funds, believing they are an effective model for the production of relevant development knowledge. A recent study of the validity of this claim reveals that north-south partnerships in the water sector are beset with problems that undermine the production of relevant development knowledge. These include issues around research management, funding, uptake and publication. Unless changes are made to the way partnerships are managed, it is unlikely that development research in the water sector will produce relevant knowledge. Partnerships need to become more symmetrical with both northern and southern researchers contributing equally to the research.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer

Volume

163

Issue

4

Pages

239 - 245

Citation

ODHIAMBO, F., 2010. Do partnerships produce relevant knowledge in water research? Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, 163 (4), pp.239-245.

Publisher

© ICE Publishing

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2010

Notes

Closed access

ISSN

0965-0903

eISSN

1751-7699

Language

en