On Friday 09 June 2017, the International Development Department hosted a policy open day to share the findings of recent research projects with senior partners and policy makers. The day saw talks about the Developmental Leadership Project (DLP), the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), and the Political Economy of Democracy Promotion project - the department's collaboration with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and many more. Discussions ranged from how to reduce corruption to how to protect civil society groups from authoritarian backsliding and on to how to build more effective partnerships between researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The day inspired one of the participants, Duncan Green, a senior strategic advisor to Oxfam, to write about what practitioners need from academics for the influential From Poverty To Power (FP2P) blog.

To read the blog post, click here: https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/memory-wisdom-and-mentoring-what-do-practitioners-need-from-academics-beyond-research-papers/