This document gives Innovation Centers in the IDIN Network ideas on how to engage local community members in their activities and trainings.
This report presents the research of two IDIN Summer Research Fellows, Grace Connors and Jessie Press-Williams, who traveled to Ghana during the summer of 2015 to conduct exploratory interviews with local innovators in Accra, Kumasi, and Tamale. The report contains their research findings as well as profiles of 31 Ghanaian entrepreneurs of varying ages and backgrounds.
This report was produced by IDIN Summer Research Fellow Shweta Rajbhandari, who traveled to Nepal during the summer of 2015 to conduct exploratory research in two remote communities at the epicenter of the 2015 Nepal earthquake focused on understanding factors contributing to villagers' abilities to cope with the disaster and demonstrate resilience.
This report presents the research of IDIN Summer Research Fellow Rida Qadri, who traveled to Lahore, Pakistan during the summer of 2015 to conduct exploratory research on the impact of an innovative agricultural crop residue-to-energy project in rural Punjab. This report present preliminary findings of her analysis of the economic benefits that this project generated throughout its rural supply chain.
This is an early draft of a working paper co-developed by members of the Lean Research initiative at the Tufts Fletcher School, the Feinstein International Center, and MIT D-Lab. We are distributing this initial version to stimulate dialogue on this topic among researchers, practitoners, policymakers, funders, and students conducting research in the contexts of international development and humanitarian work.