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100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda

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© 2016 Overseas Development Institute. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) herald a new phase for international development. This article presents the results of a consultative exercise to collaboratively identify 100 research questions of critical importance for the post-2015 international development agenda. The final shortlist is grouped into nine thematic areas and was selected by 21 representatives of international and non-governmental organisations and consultancies, and 14 academics with diverse disciplinary expertise from an initial pool of 704 questions submitted by 110 organisations based in 34 countries. The shortlist includes questions addressing long-standing problems, new challenges and broader issues related to development policies, practices and institutions. Collectively, these questions are relevant for future development-related research priorities of governmental and non-governmental organisations worldwide and could act as focal points for transdisciplinary research collaborations.

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Author(s): Oldekop JA, Fontana LB, Grugel J, Roughton N, Adu-Ampong EA, Bird GK, Dorgan A, Vera Espinoza MA, Wallin S, Hammett D, Agbarakwe E, Agrawal A, Asylbekova N, Azkoul C, Bardsley C, Bebbington AJ, Carvalho S, Chopra D, Christopoulos S, Crewe E, Dop M-C, Fischer J, Gerretsen D, Glennie J, Gois W, Gondwe M, Harrison LA, Hujo K, Keen M, Laserna R, Miggiano L, Mistry S, Morgan RJ, Raftree LL, Rhind D, Rodrigues T, Roschnik S, Senkubuge F, Thornton I, Trace S, Ore T, Valdes RM, Vira B, Yeates N, Sutherland WJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Development Policy Review

Year: 2016

Volume: 34

Issue: 1

Pages: 55-82

Print publication date: 01/01/2016

Online publication date: 13/12/2015

Acceptance date: 01/08/2015

Date deposited: 07/11/2017

ISSN (print): 0950-6764

ISSN (electronic): 1467-7679

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12147

Notes: This research benefitted from the support of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action - Project CONRICONF No. 655710


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