Resources and links

The UKRI-funded ‘Improving Fair and Equitable Research Partnerships’ project involved the review and synthesis of existing principles for research partnerships. A summary of the resources is available here.

 Developed from the ESRC seminar series the Rethinking Research Partnerships Discussion Guide and Toolkit is available here.

Aniekwe, C.C., Hayman, R. and Mdee, A. (2012) Academic-NGO Collaboration in International Development Research: a reflection on the issues. Working Paper September 2012. Development Studies association.

Archer, D. and Newman, K. (2003) Communication and Power: Reflect Practical Resource Materials. The International Reflect Circle (CIRAC):

Ávalos, I., Cervilla , M. A., Mercado, A., Sánchez-Rose, I., Sonsiré López , M., Vessuri, H., (2020). Doing Research in Venezuela: Science, Technology and Innovation Capabilities to Overcome the Crisis in Venezuela, IDRC GDN,

Ávalos, I., Cervilla , M. A., Mercado, A., Sánchez-Rose, I., Sonsiré López , M., Vessuri, H., (2020). Strategies for rebuilding research capacities in Venezuela, IDRC GDN,

Beardon, H. and Newman, K. (eds.) (2011) How wide are the ripples? From Local participation to international organisational learning, PLA 63, IIED

Bingley, K., Brock, K. Newman, K., Sempere, K. (2020). Balancing research and practice in an international NGO: reflections on setting up a long-term study of change. REL Practice Paper 1.

Bovaird, T. (2012) From Engagement to Co-production: The Contribution of Users and Communities to Outcomes and Public Value Tony Bovaird, Elke Loeffler VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, December 2012, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp. 1119-1138

Bryan, D., Dunleavy, K. ,Facer, K., Forsdyck, C., Malek, M., Salt, K., (2018) Common Cause Research: Building Research Collaborations Between Universities and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, Arts & Humanities Research Council/Connected Communities Programme (144 pages)

Buclet, B (2017) Doing Research Pilot Phase Synthesis, Global Development Network Program Document

Burns, D, B Harvey and A Ortiz Aragon (eds.) (2012) Action research for development and social change, IDS Bulletin 43:3, Mar 2012, Brighton: IDS

Clarke, P, and K Oswald (eds.) (2010) Capacity: reflecting collectively on capacities for change. IDS Bulletin 41:3, May 2010, Brighton: IDS

Cornish, F. & Gillespie, A. (2009) A pragmatist approach to the problem of knowledge in health psychology. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 1-10.

Cornish, F., Priego Hernandez J., Campbell, C., Mburu, G. & McLean, S. (under review). The impact of community mobilization on HIV prevention in middle and low income countries: a systematic review and critique. AIDS and Behavior

Cornish, H, Fransman, J and Newman, K. Rethinking Research Partnerships Discussion Guide and Toolkit,  London: available here  

Cuba, L. P., Ribera, S., Laserna, R., Gómez, M., (2020). Doing Research in Bolivia Country Report. GDN CERES,

Egbetokun, A., Olofinyehun, A., Ayo-Lawal. A., Oluwatope, O., Sanni, M., Yusuff, U., (2020). Doing Research in Nigeria Country Report. GDN NACETEM,

ELRHA (2012) Guide to constructing effective partnerships.

ESRC (2013) ‘Creating effective partnerships with civil society organisations’. Evidence Briefing. February 2013. URL:
http://www ty%20organisations_tcm8-25285.pdf

Eyben, R. et al. (Sept 2013) The Politics of Evidence. Big Push Forward: Conference Report: available here

Facer, K., Manners, P., Agusita, E (2012) Towards a Knowledge Base for University-Public Engagement: sharing knowledge, building insight, taking action, NCCPE: Bristol: available here

Facer K and Enright B (2016) Creating Living Knowledge: collaboration, interdisciplinarity and the participatory turn, Arts & Humanities Research Council/Connected Communities Programme (130 pages)

And see also the Policy Press Connected Communities Series:

Fransman, J. (2013) ‘Enacting ‘Digital Literacy’ through Research: Ontological politics in a study on scholarly uses of Twitter’ in Goodfellow, R. and Lea, M (eds.) (2013) Literacy in the Digital University, London: Routledge

Fransman, J. (2012) ‘Re-imagining the conditions of possibility of a PhD thesis’ in Andrews, R., Borg, E., Boyd Davis, S., Domingo, M. and England, J. (eds.) (2012) The Sage Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses, London: Sage. (May 2012)

Fransman, J., Hall, B., Hayman, R., Narayanan, P., Newman, K. and Tandon, R., 2021. Beyond partnerships: embracing complexity to understand and improve research collaboration for global development. Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d’études du développement, pp.1-21.

Gibbons, M., Limoges, C., Nowotny, H., Schwartzman, S., Scott, P. and Martin Trow (1994) The new production of knowledge: the dynamics of science and research in contemporary societies. London: Sage

HEFCE (2011) Decisions on assessing research impact.

Hanley, T. and I. Vogel (2012) Effective Academic-Humanitarian Collaboration, A practical resource to support academic and humanitarian organisations working together, Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA), London.

Harle, J (2020) (In)equitable knowledge systems: before, during and beyond a pandemic. INASP. URL:

Holland, J. (ed.) (2013) Who Counts? The Power of Participatory Statistics: Practical Action Publishing

INASP (2019) Unleashing the talent: Building equitable knowledge ecosystems. Url:

Lea, M. and Street, B. (1998) Student writing in higher education: an academic literacies approach, Studies in Higher Education, 23(2), 157–172.

Lee, Z. X., Glutting, J. R., Htet, N. L., Win, N. W., Aung, N. C., Oo, T. Z. C., Oo, Z., (2020). Doing Research in Myanmar Country Report. GDN CESD,

Lepore, W., Hall, B.L. and Tandon, R., 2020. The Knowledge for Change Consortium: a decolonising approach to international collaboration in capacity-building in community-based participatory research. Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d’études du développement, pp.1-24.

Newman, K (2012) Challenges and dilemmas in integrating human rights-based approaches and participatory approaches to development, PhD Thesis Goldsmiths College, University of London

Obino, F., (2021). Can Covid-19 flip North–South power imbalances in research?, OTT Annual Review 2020-2021, OTT,

Pain, R., Kesby, M., Askins, K. (2010) Geographies of impact: power, participation and potential, Area Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 183–188,

Pettit, JG, A Gumucio Dagron and JF Salazar (eds.), (2009), Citizen’s Media and Communication, guest editors for special issue of Development in Practice, Vol 19 No 4, June 2009

Phipps, D.J., Jensen, K.E., Myers, J.G. (2012). Applying Social Sciences Research for Public Benefit Using Knowledge Mobilization and Social Media David, Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management Asunción López-Varela: InTech,

Rakhmani, I., Sakhiyya, Z., Ramadhan, A. S., Agahari, W., (2020). Doing Research in Indonesia Country Report. GDN CIPG,

Roper, L. (2002). Achieving Successful Academic-Practitioner Research Collaborations. Development in Practice, 12(3/4), 338-345

Sarkey, A., Gittings, L., Young, J., and Warne, V (2020) Doing research differently: reshaping research in the time of COVID-19. URL:

Shutt, C. (2009) Changing the World by Changing Ourselves: Reflections from a Bunch of BINGOs IDS Practice Paper 3 (2009)

Yanacopulos, H. (forthcoming 2014) Spaces of change: NGO Activism, Engagement and Advocacy. Bassingstoke: Palgrave Publishers.

Yanacopulos, H. (2005) ‘The strategies that bind. NGO coalitions and their influence’. Global Networks – A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Vol. 5, No. 1


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