The positive message is that there is a growing, though still small group of committed organizations dedicated to this end and making progress. INASP itself is credited by partners and other observers as making a significant contribution to the communication and accessibility of research. Interviewees valued INASP’s partnership approach, values of sustainability, being grounded in work with local partners and holding relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Areas for improvement lie in INASP’s communication of its own role and demonstration of its impact at the institutional and sectoral levels. In addition, there is a call for INASP to do more to share learning and play a higherprofile role in shaping the research development community’s agenda and approaches.