When will developing countries stop importing knowledge? (34) Outputs of our discussion

31 October, 2018

Dear HIFA colleagues,

During October we had an interesting spontaneous discussion started by HIFA member Charles Dhewa, who wrote (1st October):

'As part of advancing knowledge for development, I have made it a routine practice to condense my thoughts and reflections into a weekly blog post. I will be very grateful if the HIFA group can engage with my latest post and provide constructive feedback. Here is the link - https://emkambo.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/when-will-developing-countries-... . While the article has some bias on agriculture, it wades briefly into health issues.'

This stimulated a rich discussion involving 33 messages from 19 contributors in 12 countries (Cameroon, Germany, India, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Switzerland, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

This discussion has been collated and edited by HIFA volunteer Jane Turner (UK), using our usual method (verbatim extracts, without paraphrasing). The Short Edit, Long Edit, and Full versions are available on the Publications tab of our Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice web page (http://www.hifa.org/projects/evidence-informed-policy-and-practice) or you can access them directly here:

http://www.hifa.org/sites/default/files/publications_pdf/3_HIFA_Discussi... (2 pages)

http://www.hifa.org/sites/default/files/publications_pdf/2_HIFA_Discussi... (13 pages)

http://www.hifa.org/sites/default/files/publications_pdf/1_HIFA_Discussi... (23 pages)

Our thanks to Jane for doing this on our behalf - and to Charles for initiating.

Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, HIFA Project on Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice

http://www.hifa.org/projects/evidence-informed-policy-and-practice

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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 18,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on five global forums in three languages. He also currently chairs the Dgroups Foundation (www.dgroups.info), which supports 800 communities of practice on international development, health and social justice. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org