The RDI Network has developed an online self-reflection exercise to help international development professionals identify their strengths and weaknesses in effective research impact. This tool has been developed to help individuals identify areas where they could improve their skills and confidence when communicating research and promoting its use. It can help you with tasks like engaging with stakeholders, designing research and NGO projects, and sharing your work with key audiences to maximise its impact.
View how the wider international development sector currently compares.
How to use this self-reflection
The self-assessment is divided into seven sections. Each section contains questions based on common tasks in research communications and uptake. The Reflection takes 15 minutes to complete and results are anonymous. Your results can help guide discussions with your line manager about professional development opportunities.
You will be able to save your results and/or receive an email copy of your answers. A copy of your results will be anonymised and will also contribute to the aggregated report.
This is an individual activity. If you are looking for an organisational tool to identify strengths and weaknesses (particularly for strategic planning purposes) in knowledge and capacity building in development impact, please view the the RDI Network’s Scorecard on Research Development (SORD).
After you complete this self-assessment, you will be directed to resources for improvement.