AO. funded by the North with the intent for the data to return back for use by African countries

  • AO: Crane notes that because this HIV health data and research is not just taking a unidirectional route from periphery to center, the global health data travel through the Northern institutions that fund (and often direct) the research, but return back again to African countries where they are used to create evidence-based interventions for public health problems specific to local conditions of scarcity. She argues that these twin demands of being relevant to the South but answerable to the North are what make the research so ethically fraught.  (846) I would argue that there are similar incentives at play in much of the social science work which is funded by the global North but seeks to be relevant for the global South.

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