Barriers to knowledge translation in development aid, and the impact on the realisation of the SDGs pertaining to gender and health

This project is concerned with the role that knowledge translation plays in the design and implementation of INGO-initiated development aid projects that are realised through or in collaboration with partner actors that are rooted in the local communities where the implementation takes place. These projects are sites of collaboration and potential mutual learning between INGOs and local development and/or civil society actors. Furthermore, they are sites where INGOs’ commitments to sector-specific standards, donor requirements and political priorities are translated into practice.

I wish to explore how these processes of knowledge translation affects the extent to which these aid projects are able to contribute to the realisation of The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN adopted the SDGs in 2015, replacing the Millennium Development Goals, and the SDG are meant to be an expression of the joint priorities for human development globally from their adoption in 2015 until their expiration in 2030. The SDG agenda consist of 17 goals with associated sub-goals and indicators. 16 of these goals are thematic, while the 17th goal is concerned with global collaboration for the realisation of the agenda. This proposed project is concerned with the aspects of the agenda where gender and health intersect, i.e. goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages and those elements of goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls that relate to health and physical integrity.

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  • Nei
  • Begrunnelse: Det samles ikke inn sensitive data som helseopplysninger eller lignende. Denne avgjørelsen vil revurderes om det blir behov for det senere i prosjektløpet.


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  • Anonymisering: november 2020
  • Sletting: august 2022

REK - Ikke behov

Prosjektet behandler ikke helseopplysninger. Det ble søkt REK om fremleggingsvurdering, og svaret på denne ble at godkjenning ikke var nødvendig. Grunnet omlegginger i REKs portal på søknadstidspunktet er denne bekreftelsen mottatt på mail.

Prosjektleder / prosjektansvarlig ved UiO

Hilde Ousland Vandeskog

Ansvarlig enhet

Avdeling for tverrfaglig helsevitenskap (Helsefag)



  • Ph.d.-prosjekt

Helsefaglig forskning

  • Nei


  • Ja


  • Start: august 2019
  • Slutt: august 2022