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ResearchRepublic provides high quality research to policymakers, governments, and public and commercial institutions across the world.

To ensure our research is always relevant and insightful, we draw on an extensive international network of leading practitioners, policymakers, academics, analysts and commentators.

We lead research projects, publish reports and provide advice and provocation to key decision-makers on economic and social change. 

 

RECENT PROJECTS

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Building Capacity in Kenya’s ICT Market Using Cross-Border Scrum Teams  by Andrew Haxby and Rohit Lekhi 

This Practitioner Report outlines constraints to the development of ICT markets in Kenya and examines the causes of market failure to grow domestic capacity. The Kenyan Report examines an initiative to improve ICT capacity though mentoring, international collaboration and the use of Agile project management methods (ICT4D). Drawing on findings from CodePamoja - a two-year collaboration between Dutch and Kenyan IT companies and the German government - the Report demonstrates that cross-border Agile teams align well with the objectives of those working in ICT4D. 

 
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Improving International Access to Credit Markets by The Corporation of London and Research Republic

This Research Report presents our comparative evaluation the credit markets of eleven major countries. These were selected for their representation of a range of markets, regions, political history and positions on the developmental spectrum. The Report designed and developed the Credit Market Assessment Framework (CMAF), a bespoke data analysis tool, which it used to select, examine and compare credit markets. The Report was commissioned to inform policy development on international access and  provide analytic tools for credit markets in other countries. 

 
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Pathologies of Power & Cognition by Ricardo Blaug, The Daedalus Trust

Leadership and hierarchy are effective ways of coordinating human activity, but they also tempt us into making chronic mistakes. This published study (Palgrave Macmillan) examines the psychological effects of gaining power over others and of having others gain power over you. Drawing on recent developments in social cognitive neuroscience, the study explores the impact of power on perception. It then draws out the implications for the functioning of organisations, for hubristic, and non-hubristic, leadership.