Example Synthesis Reports
My work for the University of Birmingham was to make research accessible and digestible to a wide range of government agencies and non-governmental partners — the links here are a few examples of my reports.
Birmingham University's International Development Department host a cutting edge research and knowledge management centre, GSDRC.
Specialising in research on governance, social development, humanitarian response and conflict, the GSDRC produces rapid response research on these questions, posting 100+ reports online every year for the benefit of donor agencies and policymakers.
- Read each piece of research in full, and then summarise it, clarifying key ideas, themes, and policy implications, using clear and concise language
- Explaining technical definitions and eliminating jargon or in-house idioms is critical, as was completing each assignment within a short timeline
- Another important factor for the GSDRC is that their audience is international (often English will be the reader’s second language)