This website is a key outcome of ODI's Civil Society Partnership Programme (CSPP). This programme aims to establish a worldwide community of practice for think tanks, policy research institutes and similar organisations working in international development, to promote more evidence-based, pro-poor development policies. For more information on this programme, please see below.
Specifically, this website is designed as a community website which provides: knowledge on bridging research and policy; details of members of the network; a directory of training and advisory expertise; discussion forums; project areas; and a partnership brokering area.
We encourage users to register as members, though it is not required to access the information and resources maintained on the ebpdn website. Becoming a member allows users to upload resources and projects, to participate in forum discussions, and allows for greater personalisation of the site itself. For an introduction on how to take full advantage of this powerful tool, please take a moment to read over our Users Guide.
As this website is community driven, it is constantly being changed and updated with new resources every day. If you’re having trouble keeping track, why not add our RSS feed to your favourite news reader.
About the Civil Society Partnership Programme (CSPP)
The CSPP is a the seven-year, DFID-funded programme housed in the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) group at ODI. Its intent is to help members to support each other through training, exchange visits, and sharing of information, and collaborate on projects to generate and use research-based evidence to improve development policy at national, regional and global level.
The programme is currently in its second phase (April 2006 – March 2008), the emphasis of which is to establish a community of practice. Key activities to establish this community of practice include: a wide range of capacity development activities; small-scale collaborative projects between community members; establishing a community website; other forms of information and knowledge exchange; and general management and support activities.