Research for advocacy

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) make use of research findings when advocating program interventions and policy reform. Anne Sørensen, who was the Chief Coordinator of DDRN 2007-2011, tells about a few examples from her present work as the Programme Manager for Education in Oxfam IBIS, Denmark. Anne Sørensen feels that a thorough mapping of research practises and research needs of development NGOs would help to set research agendas.
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Bad and good things in Denmark

How can I write about everything About Denmark on this piece of paper? It’s so difficult! It’s one culture one life! And the paper is so small! When we talk about Danish people, We talk about a simple people, Very well organized, Very honest, Very punctual, Very practical, Always responsible Even in small things, And, Very hard workers. We can see all that, In the way they carry out their daily routine, Even in the simple things of life, When they push two babies’ pram With lots of things, under…
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Editorial

Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) now launches an on-line forum for research on sustainable development. The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defines 17 Goals to be achieved by all nations, including Denmark. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are universal sign posts for national policy and global agreements connecting local and global action. The SDGs call upon social groups, public and private organisations to strive for a world in balance and without poverty. To…
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DANIDA funded development research revived

End of June 2015, a right wing government came to power in Denmark. Severe cuts backs on development aid were imposed immediately in view of the financial burden of the refugee crisis. The annual call for application to the DANIDAs grant facility for development research was postponed until November 2015 and then cancelled altogether.
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