How can qualitative researchers collect data during social-distancing measures? Adam Jowett outlines several techniques researchers can use to collect data without face-to-face contact with participants. Bringing together a number of previous studies, he also suggests such techniques have their own methodological advantages and disadvantages and that while these techniques may appear particularly apt during the coronavirus crisis, researchers should take time to reflect on ethical issues before re-designing their studies.Read More »Carrying out qualitative research under lockdown – Practical and ethical considerations
By Rick James (INTRAC)
Exit will be a core strategy of international NGOs for years to come. The recent announcement from Oxfam that they are leaving 18 countries and exiting from 700 partners is a bitter taste of the post-Brexit, post-COVID-19, post-DFID future for those of us based in the UK. Because of the UK’s large footprint in development, these issues will have a much wider effect.
Africa has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases since the continent’s first case was reported in mid-February. To date, more than 17,000 confirmed cases and slightly above 800 confirmed deaths have been reported. Despite these statistics, only one thing should matter: the evidence.