While entrepreneurs, civil society and grassroots organizations know best the problems of development in a particular context, they don’t always have access to the resources or expertise to help them evaluate and scale-up projects. At the same time, academic researchers can benefit from better access to practical knowledge from the field. A new DRI program matches development practitioners with academic researchers, by providing free technical assistance to practitioners in exchange for access to the field. Our goal: to improve the quality of development interventions by providing practitioners with the resources and academic expertise to evaluate, replicate and scale-up projects.
For more on the Knowledge Exchange, and to find out how to participate in the program, visit nyudri.org/knowledge-exchange.