Blog: Extending the life and reach of research
Effective decision making in global development requires access to diverse, high quality, relevant research evidence from a range of sources. However, the availability and visibility of research knowledge in online spaces is unequal. Some programmes produce wonderful outputs that get lost to the world when projects come to an end. Others are hard to find unless the person looking for them knows that they exist and what they are called.
India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act contains transparency mechanisms to ensure that resources and information reach the poor. This project assesses the Act to examine the degree that transparency mechanisms enhance poor people's access to information.