Primary Investigators: Professor Jean Grugel (Politics, University of York), Professor Piran White (Environment and Geography, University of York), Professor Henrice Altink (History, University of York) Alice Megaw (IGDC, University of York), Matthew Barlow (IGDC, University of York).
Funder: ESRC Impact Acceleration Award
Dates: March 2018-March 2019
Led by the IGDC’s co-directors, this scoping project explores questions such as ‘Can data held by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) inform more inclusive research and policy in development?’ and ‘What are the key opportunities and challenges associated with NGO data?’ Secondary data play an essential role in monitoring development and NGOs hold potentially ‘untapped’ information for research and policy.
Initial focus areas include Risk and Resilience in the coastal Caribbean and Health Governance in Eastern and Southern Africa. The research complements the IGDC’s existing AHRC and GCRF projects Risk and Resilience in the coastal Caribbean and Thanzi la Onse. Including interdisciplinary perspectives and experiences from a range of stakeholders is a key priority for the project. The team is building new partnerships with researchers, NGOs and for-profit organisations globally. Researchers will carry out interviews with stakeholders in the Caribbean and invite a range of partners to participate in workshops relating to this topic. A literature review is underway to assess current use of NGO data in health systems research and identify potential opportunities for improving the impact of NGO data for development.
The outcomes of this project will inform an application to the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, in collaboration with external partners.
- Risk and Resilience in the coastal Caribbean https://www.york.ac.uk/igdc/research/risk-and-resilience-in-the-coastal-caribbean/
- Thanzi https://www.york.ac.uk/igdc/research/thanzi-la-onse/