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Linking International Agricultural Research Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Poverty Alleviation: What Works?

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  • Kristjanson, Patti
  • Reid, Robin
  • Dickson, Nancy
  • Clark, William C.

    (Harvard U)

  • Vishnubhotla, Prasad
  • Romney, Dannie
  • Bezkorowajnyj, Peter
  • Said, Mohammed
  • Kaelo, Dickson
  • Makui, Ogeli
  • Nkedianye, David
  • Nyangaga, Julius
  • Okwi, Paul
  • Puskur, Ranjitha
  • Tarawali, Shirley
  • MacMillan, Susan
  • Grace, Delia
  • Randolph, Tom
  • Affognon, Hippolyte
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    This paper asks "What kinds of approaches and institutions, under what sorts of conditions, are most effective for harnessing scientific knowledge in support of strategies for environmentally sustainable development and poverty alleviation?" In applying an innovative conceptual framework to a diverse set of sustainable poverty-focused projects undertaken in numerous African and Asian countries, we found that strategies key to closing gaps between knowledge and action include: combining different kinds of knowledge, learning and bridging approaches, strong and diverse partnerships that level the playing field, and building capacity to innovate and communicate.

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    Paper provided by Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government in its series Working Paper Series with number rwp08-045.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2008
    Handle: RePEc:ecl:harjfk:rwp08-045
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