These useful links provided by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (2006) discuss the role of intermediaries and the issues surrounding them, important when aiming to strengthen development knowledge. The links explore the many aspects of an intermediary from definitions, evidence, concept frameworks, implications on how its role is utilized for development outcomes and discourse of popular conceptions. This is a great starter and introduction to the role actors play in policy while also being a great in depth study into how intermediaries are critical for communication.
- Fisher, C., Vogel, I. (2008) Locating the power of in-between: how research brokers and intermediaries support evidence-based pro-poor policy and practice (PDF), Working Paper, Strategic Learning Initiative, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton.
- Vogel, I., Wendt, D. and Wolfe, R. (2007) In the Know: Conceptualising information interventions in international development (PDF), Working Paper, Strategic Learning Initiative, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton.
- Wolfe R. (2006) Changing conceptions of intermediaries in development processes: challenging the modernist view of knowledge, communication and social change (PDF), Strategic Learning Initiative (SLI), Institute of Development Studies, Brighton.