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Kala Sridhar: Research Communication and Policy Implications

By 25 January 2011

Kala Sridhar, from the Public Affairs Centre in India, was the joint first prize winner of the GDN Medal for Innovative Sources of Development Finance for her completed research paper on The Role of Land in Financing India’s Large Cities and Comparisons with China. In this short video, she reflects that the rhetoric of research work, whether verbal or written is incredibly important in finding an audience.

Karla Sridhar believes that communication is very important for researchers for three reasons; 1) Only communication can tell the audience whether you are clear about what you are working on. 2) It forces you to be logical in your flow of thought. 3) It proves that the research is reputable, and allows others to see whether it has policy impact and implications.