Duration: July 2013 to June 2014
Locale: IEA (Ghana), Grupo Faro (Ecuador), SDPI (Pakistan), CEPA (Sri Lanka), and IPAR (Rwanda)
Team Member: Mome Saleem
Action research and Organizational Development (OD) is an approach to shape up methodological practices. Action research is a practice for the systematic development of knowing and knowledge, but based in a rather different form from traditional academic research.
Existing approaches, processes and technologies have failed to improve work performance, efficiency and effectiveness that led research into the socio-psychological factors of work processes or rather the human factors. Likewise most think tank (TT) organizations are in need of undertaking OD. For instance, five TT from TTI cohort came together to implement an action research project on Organizational Capacity Building (OCB) from Latin America, Asia and Africa i.e. (IEA, Ghana; Grupo Faro, Ecuador; SDPI, Pakistan; CEPA, Sri Lanka; and IPAR, Rwanda.) These five institutes chose to work on specific areas within their organizations in order to improve their overall organizational performance.
- To identify best practices in five think tank institutions to improve overall OD through action research
- The case studies and analysis chapters are being written and reviewed jointly within the group of five partner institutes and IDRC.
- Findings of the action research will be disseminated at the Book launch events
Lahore Press Coverage, 28 August 2014: