2021 INGSA Knowledge Associates


INGSA was proud to partner with the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to provide six professional development grants to support early-to-mid career researchers and policy professionals in Low and Middle Income Countries. These 18-month grants will enable these INGSA Knowledge Associates to undertake deep-dive case studies on their country’s use of evidence in policy decisions related to Covid-19.

We are grateful to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for making these grants possible.

The recipients were chosen through a competitive process that attracted applications from all around the world, and these recipients are an excellent example of the potential and scope of science/policy interface inquiry in the Global South.

We encourage you to have a deep read through each of the Knowledge Associates’ project overviews below:

Dr Judith Mendes – Jamaica

Project: COVID-19 Evidence-to-Policy Pathways in Jamaica, a Small Island Developing State in Economic Turnaround

Ms Purity Rima Mbaabu – Kenya

Project: Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Kenya: Tracking evidence based actions and policy decisions at all levels of government