Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Working with serendipity to produce impact

Green, Duncan (2021) Working with serendipity to produce impact. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

[img] Text (impactofsocialsciences-2021-04-23-working-with-serendipity-to-produce) - Published Version
Download (105kB)


Impact does not always arise as a primary objective of research. Naomi Pendle, who has been researching South Sudan’s local justice system for a decade, has had a significant impact on the World Food Programme’s warning systems for famine in the country as a by-product of her work, with important lessons for other researchers trying to influence policy. As part of a new series of blogposts focused on real-world impact on the Africa at LSE Blog, Duncan Green talks to Naomi about how her work brought about these changes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 14:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:06

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics