INTRAC conducts research on a broad range of civil society and international development issues. Our researchers scan and support the development sector by conducting research on the following themes:
Scanning the development sector
Civil society in transition
Globally, civil society is changing as it responds to emerging challenges and opportunities such as declining aid flows, new technology and the emergence of the private sector as a development actor. INTRAC is at the forefront of researching these trends and their implications for civil society worldwide.
Aid and development trends
INTRAC closely monitors key changes and trends in the aid and development architecture including the debates on the successor to the Millennium Development Goals, the development effectiveness agenda, and emerging development actors.
Supporting the development sector
Research and learning within civil society
INTRAC both facilitates and critically reflects on research, learning and knowledge generation within civil society. INTRAC researchers support and examine processes such as Action Research, practitioner research skills and collaboration.
Monitoring and evaluation
INTRAC analyses and reflect on new thinking and trends in planning, monitoring and evaluation in order to facilitate learning and critical debate within the sector.