We like working with academics because they are almost always trying to do things no one else has yet. Whether that is research in to a subject area close to our hearts, trying to increase awareness and impacts on important work or a willingness to try new ways of doing things. Academics don’t always have much money, so we look at ways to be cost efficient, value for money and effective for people who are trying to do great things, without a huge budget.
Our Academic Tools Projects
We were approached by a (must-remain-anonymous) research organisation that produces evidence and insights for the anti-corruption fight in Papua New Guinea. They wanted help generating “a big public conversation” that would inspire action from the various criminal justice agencies across Papua New Guinea and Australia.
UNICEF and WHO co-run the United Nations’ joint monitoring programme (JMP) for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The programme gathers data from almost every country in the world, and the accompanying analysis is used by UN agencies, NGOs, donors, journalists and academics in their decision making.