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Integrating research, policy and practice

Integrating research, policy and practice This special section arises from the successful International Development Conference (IDC2012) hosted by the Centre for Development Studies, the University of Auckland, in December 2012. The theme of the conference was Integrating Research, Policy and Practice. During the three‐day discussion, we realised that to be able to think about the integration of these three fundamental areas of development work, we first need to understand more clearly what development research actually entails. This special section of Asia Pacific Viewpoint aims to offer answers to this question and thereby enhance understandings of the relationships between three intersecting but not necessarily mutual aspects of development research, policy and practice. The section explores the question of the nature and role of research in international development from a variety of angles. We recognise that development research encompasses a range of practices, carried out by actors situated in diverse institutions and localities, and is for a range of target audiences. The needs and demands of these actors themselves, as well as the institutions, localities, communities and agencies, shape what kind of work is being done under the rubric of research. This rubric includes theory‐informed, sometimes critical, research that may or may not have implications http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asia Pacific Viewpoint Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Victoria University of Wellington and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
ISSN
1360-7456
eISSN
1467-8373
DOI
10.1111/apv.12065
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Abstract

This special section arises from the successful International Development Conference (IDC2012) hosted by the Centre for Development Studies, the University of Auckland, in December 2012. The theme of the conference was Integrating Research, Policy and Practice. During the three‐day discussion, we realised that to be able to think about the integration of these three fundamental areas of development work, we first need to understand more clearly what development research actually entails. This special section of Asia Pacific Viewpoint aims to offer answers to this question and thereby enhance understandings of the relationships between three intersecting but not necessarily mutual aspects of development research, policy and practice. The section explores the question of the nature and role of research in international development from a variety of angles. We recognise that development research encompasses a range of practices, carried out by actors situated in diverse institutions and localities, and is for a range of target audiences. The needs and demands of these actors themselves, as well as the institutions, localities, communities and agencies, shape what kind of work is being done under the rubric of research. This rubric includes theory‐informed, sometimes critical, research that may or may not have implications

Journal

Asia Pacific ViewpointWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2014

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