Join us on Wednesday 22 June at the University of Leeds for the launch of Negotiating Knowledge: Evidence and Experience in Development NGOs, a new edited collection published by Practical Action Publishing Limited.

Negotiating Knowledge: Evidence and Experience in Development NGOs

The discussion will be lead by its editors: Rachel Hayman – INTRAC and DSA NGOs in Development Study Group; Sophie King -UPRISE | School of the Built Environment, University of Salford; Tiina Kontinen – Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä; and Lata Narayanaswamy – POLIS/CGD, University of Leeds and DSA NGOs in Development Study Group.

This edited collection represents an academic-practitioner collaboration, drawing together critical analysis and lessons for practice on the relationship between the growing pressure by a range of development stakeholders to underpin practice with evidence.

The University of Leeds is launching the Civil Society, Democracy and Development Research Cluster with this event.

The Cluster aims to establish a collaborative network of academic/intellectual capacity to engage with the themes of civil society, democracy and development and how they intersect. It will draw on the interdisciplinary expertise of colleagues in its host School, Politics and International Studies (POLIS), and the Centre for Global Development (CGD) at the University of Leeds. It will seek to recognise, network with and, ultimately, to strengthen academic-practitioner links.

Please email either Caroline Dyer ( or Lata Narayanaswamy ( if you would like to attend the launch or are interested in this Cluster.

Negotiating Knowledge: Evidence and Experience in Development NGO book launch

Wednesday 22 June 

11h30-16h00, Fairbairn House Main Building Upper Chapel LR (1.04a), University of Leeds