How do you compare Latin American and African development experiences? Monday February 15th, 2016 - How can Latin American and African development experiences be compared in a meaningful way, for the regions to be able to learn from each other effectively? Mark Lewis, ELLA Programme director, share the efforts made by the ELLA partners to answer this question during the Comparative Evidence workshops in Bogota, Colombia and Accra, Ghana.
How to measure impact of south-south research and knowledge exchange initiatives? Monday November 30th, 2015 - This article discusses the difficulty of demonstrating the impact of south-south knowledge exchange initiatives, and what the ELLA team has done to overcome this. Authors: Alicia Quezada, Practical Action Consulting Latin America Manager, and Andrea Baertl, ELLA Programme Research Uptake Adviser.
Latin American Thinks Tanks: Elections, Impact Evaluations, South-South Cooperation Monday November 23rd, 2015 - I attended the Third Latin American Think Tank Summit 11-13 November, in Buenos Aires – to share lessons from ELLA’s support for think tanks/research centres on joint comparative research for policy purposes. It was a fascinating two days, hosted by two of Argentina’s leading think tanks, CIPPEC (an ELLA partner) and CARI, and the larger … Read more Latin American Thinks Tanks: Elections, Impact Evaluations, South-South Cooperation
ELLA Research: Infographic Monday October 26th, 2015 - ELLA conducts comparative, context-sensitive, policy-relevant research,and this info graphic shows the different steps of this research process. It also identifies the research topics and highlights the research centres undertaking it. Click here to view the infographic in full scale.
Interview with Akosua Darkwah Tuesday September 29th, 2015 - Akosua Darkwah is the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana at Legon. CEGENSA is working with FUNDAR in Mexico, researching Domestic Violence (DV). Both countries passed DV laws in 2007 but the laws and implementation have differed. In the ELLA programme, the two research centres are … Read more Interview with Akosua Darkwah