GPS in humanitarian settings

As I had the chance to note in another post, consideration of the spatial dimension is often forgotten in aid work, and a whole set of tools and approaches are still not known by many practicioners. I happened to see drafts of settlement plans sketched not with a GIS program nor with AutoCad but with …

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Things I wish I knew before doing research in the field

“R&D comprise a creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications”. This is the definition of research (& development) according to OECD’s Frascati manual (p. 28). Perhaps a and less rigorous, but more …

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