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Spreading the word further: Guidelines for disseminating development research

Author(s): Fisher, Julie  |  Odhiambo, Frank  |  Cotton, Andrew

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2003

Collection(s): Knowledge management  |  WEDC Bookshop

Price: £9.95
ISBN: 9781843800477


Getting research findings out to those who stand to benefit from them is now widely recognised as a crucial aspect of any research project. This book is a product of the second phase of a DFID-funded KaR project that is aimed at increasing the impact of research through improved dissemination of the research process and findings. It develops the ideas from phase one of the project 'Spreading the Word: Practical guidelines for research dissemination strategies' (Saywell and Cotton, 1999).

Based on in-depth consultation with Southern agencies about appropriate methods and formats by which to share information and knowledge relating to development research projects, this book provides dissemination checklists and guidelines. It also provides a useful overview of the issues and more specific advise for anyone engaged in development-related research, whether as contractors, practitioners or donors, at all stages of the project cycle.

Communication  |  Dissemination  |  Impact assessment  |  Lessons  |  Research