Knowledge sharing partnership with Australia

Posted on Monday 10th January 2011

The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a knowledge sharing partnership between our Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) and the Australian Development Gateway.

The GSDRC works to improve the uptake of research and evidence on international development issues worldwide. To improve uptake in the Asia-Pacific region and to strengthen our networks with Australian counterparts, we have established a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Development Gateway, a clearinghouse for international development news and information for organisations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Through this agreement, the GSDRC will support the ADG by providing new research materials on conflict and fragile states, and by distributing research reports and other publications through the ADG web site.

The Australian Development Gateway (www.developmentgateway.com.au) is a knowledge sharing portal that promotes fresh, topical, relevant information and connections for the aid and development industry. Visitors can register their details on the database, find relevant resources / reports across 16 development sectors, and find latest job postings. The ADG also provides regular stories from the field, newsletters, and online Q&A sessions with sector specialists. The ADG is a key information tool supporting development practitioners throughout the Asia Pacific region and worldwide.

The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) delivers practical, policy-oriented research on demand for international development agencies to improve outcomes in governance, conflict and social development. The GSDRC is led by the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and the firm Social Development Direct. It is primarily core-funded by DFID and AusAID but carries out work for a wide range of bilateral and multilateral agencies and NGOs