This collection of abstracts comes from from research projects conducted during the 2010/2011 Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP). Policy research is part of a gradual process of gaining knowledge, skills and policy experience in Internet governance. By immersing our policy research in the local dynamics of developing countries, we have recognised the risk inherent in this lack of synchronisation between academic research and local policy dynamics. Policy research needs to take into consideration local political, economic, cultural, and professional contexts. The same Internet services trigger different policy issues in different countries. Although participants have started addressing local concerns, their research is anchored in broader regional and global contexts. They have identified common patterns between their own countries and other countries in addressing Internet policy issues.