Bridging the gap between research and practice.

  • Julie Ferguson
Keywords: knowledge management, development, culture


This article provides a perspective on the cultural differences which can be encountered between academic institutes and development agencies in pursuit of knowledge sharing partnerships. It identifies a number of the major obstacles to be overcome and provides ten building blocks which can contribute to bridging the gap between research and practice, enabling knowledge to be shared effectively within the development community – from research institute, to development agency, to the ultimate beneficiaries: development practitioners in the South.

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