Annual Report 2005

The INDEPTH Secretariat supports its member sites in a number of ways. First, it facilitates knowledge sharing among sites. By disseminating data, convening analysis workshops, coordinating multi-site research collaborations, funding cross-site scientific visits, and promoting on-site training courses and internships, INDEPTH builds capacity and standardises research methods across the network. Second, it provides practical tools for sites. These include assistance with website development and dissemination of models for survey design, data processing and analysis, and quality control. Third, it raises the profile of DSS sites among the international policy community by synthesising and presenting results to governments, international agencies, donors and academics.