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IAG output 3

  1. 1. MK4D – Stimulating Demand Output 3 – Improved capacity of intermediaries to stimulate demand for research knowledge International Advisory Group Meeting June 15
  2. 2. Output 3 – What’s the problem? <ul><li>The problem: Information intermediaries are unaware of available research and lack the ability to use it effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>The approach: No silver bullet. Many factors that need to come into place: Theory of Change. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Institutional Enabling Environment for Increased Research Uptake: Theory of Change Understanding of Target Audiences Availability of Relevant Content ‘ Information Capability’ Programme Raised Awareness Institutional Policies and Incentives Managed ICT Infrastructure
  4. 4. Progress to Date (against logframe) Building individual capacity to stimulate demand Develop a “training for trainers” course for information staff based on best practice and disseminated through 4 regional partners and online to at least 100 recipients 4 courses co-developed with 4 partners (ITOCA/Mann Library at Cornell, INASP/Univ of Zambia) Trained 83 researchers/librarians from 32 institutes in 8 countries who went on to train 669 participants Building organisational -level information capability Develop a monitoring and evaluation toolkit to assess the impact of information capability interventions and enhance the design and management of these and share with 40 partners Developed and tested Theory of Change Developed and tested M&E tools (pre- and post- course surveys, online skills assessment) Building sector-wide information capability Convening two international events on information capability in different regions to enable the sharing of good practice SCECSAL event and report, Botswana Presentations at ICT4D, LILAC, IFLA on our work
  5. 5. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Institutional context: can make or break </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy as important as content </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborations: take time and staff resources </li></ul><ul><li>M&E: co-production harder to measure impact </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of sustained approach to sharing best-practice </li></ul>
  6. 6. PANEL DISCUSSION <ul><li>Hosted by Catherine Fisher </li></ul><ul><li>Panel: Gracian Chimwaza (Director ITOCA) </li></ul><ul><li>Siobhan Duvigneau (Information Literacy Manager, BLDS) </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Brittain (Head of Library, BLDS) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Challenges/Risks <ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>Changing behaviour takes time </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives matter </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring impact of co-produced courses </li></ul><ul><li>Risks: </li></ul><ul><li>Spreading ourselves too thin </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing on wrong target audiences </li></ul>
  8. 8. Where we’re going <ul><li>Individual – broaden context/target groups and experiment with multimedia (INASP’s Evidence-Based Policy Programme, Indian civil society) </li></ul><ul><li>Organisationa l – develop M&E toolkit, broaden work to encompass other elements of TOC </li></ul><ul><li>Sectoral — develop an IL network, continue to publish/present at conferences. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you!

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