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Title: Putting knowledge to work: collaborating, influencing and learning for international development
Authors: Mougeot, Luc J.A.
Keywords: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
COLLABORATION
KNOWLEDGE
RESEARCH
GLOBAL SOUTH
STRATEGY
ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
EVALUATION
CASE STUDIES
POLICY
UNIVERSITIES
PRACTICE
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
KNOWLEDGE GAPS
SOLUTIONS
INNOVATION
INTELLIGENCE
COOPERATION
IMPACT
PARTNERSHIPS
MONITORING
Date: 2017
Publisher: IDRC, Ottawa, ON, CA
Abstract: Dramatic changes in the ecosystem for international development are now pressing civil society organizations (CSOs) to invest more in knowledge to remain significant players. While the need for creative thinking and experimentation is greater than ever, there is still very little research published on challenges experienced and solutions found by CSOs as they adjust to the global changes underway. Funders and beneficiaries are pressing CSOs to be more professional and efficient, and more strategic and impactful, but the key role that knowledge plays in the efforts of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) remains often underrated, even by NGOs themselves. Putting Knowledge to Work explores how the brains of such organizations actually function to deliver outcomes and impacts. Upstream from end results themselves, the book examines how CSOs access, generate, apply, and grow their intelligence, knowledge, and know-how to protect children, improve public security, reduce ethnic discrimination, grow local value chains, expand water resources, and generally make our societies more inclusive and just. How do CSOs obtain the knowledge they need to accomplish these tasks? How do they cooperate with other organizations to produce workable knowledge? And how do they learn from practice to increase their impact? This book should be read by students and researchers in the field of international development, and those who work at CSOs, in government, and for philanthropic organizations. Luc J.A. Mougeot is a Senior Program Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. He has over 13 years of experience conducting research in the Global South and more than 25 years working for this grant-making agency for international development research, including supporting collaborative research between Canadian and Global South academic and non-governmental organizations.
Description: Co-published with Practical Action Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-55250-593-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/55964
Project Number: 107758
Project Title: Collaborating, influencing, and learning : civil society and research for development; a Canadian perspective
Access: Open Access
Copyright: IDRC
License: Creative Commons CC BY
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