A narrowed perspective: A review of (in)equities in knowledge systems related to economic advisory work

As part of the OTT series on Political philanthropy, this review and its accompanying briefing shares perspectives on engaging with governments in the Global South, focusing on economic advisory work. 

This review and accompanying briefing characterise the structural inequities in global knowledge systems, with a focus on Southern knowledge systems, and explores answers to the question: What and whose knowledge counts in economic advisory work and in engagement with governments in Southern countries? It locates this issue in a much broader landscape in which Southern researchers and consultants, especially women, and individuals and organisations based outside the main epicentres of research, encounter significant barriers to making their voices heard as credible producers of knowledge. In that way, the research seeks to inform philanthropic organisations who are seeking to intentionally advance diversity, equity and inclusion in support of economic advisory work in the Global South.

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