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The art and practice of academic-practitioner collaboration: lessons from Bangladesh

Sarker, Anjali (2024) The art and practice of academic-practitioner collaboration: lessons from Bangladesh. AcPrac Case Study (8). International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Identification Number: 10.21953/lse.nvab3k6kyceg


The benefits of academic-practitioner (AcPrac) collaboration in international development are well-known, yet it is difficult to collaborate effectively. Drawing on the author’s first-hand experiences of working as a practitioner and a researcher, this reflection piece discusses the nuances of AcPrac collaborations in the context of Bangladesh. The paper argues that collaborative projects are often shaped by invisible contextual factors, such as power and identity. It presents BRAC’s case in Bangladesh as a successful example of academics and practitioners working together and proposes five principles for achieving impactful collaboration.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2024 The Author
Divisions: International Inequalities Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2024 08:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:37

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