Setting The Scene: Situating DFID's Research Funding Policy and Practice in an International Comparative Perspective. A scoping study commissioned by DFID Central Research Department.

Abstract

This report aims to situate the Department for International Development (DFID)'s role as a donor of international research in a comparative international perspective in order to inform the development of the Central Research Department's next 5-year research strategy and 20-year Vision of development for poverty reduction. The study included a desktop/web review of published information and key informant interviews with development researchers and practitioners. The objectives of the study were to
i) identify the top 10-15 research donors
ii) identify areas of duplication, and omission
iii) suggest where DFID can add value
iv) identify regional research processes
vi) identify new partnerships with which DFID can engage
vi) identify key northern research organisations of value for developing countries.
Outputs include answers to these questions in this report, and a series of databases containing detailed information about research donor spending, their programmes (themes, geographical focus, and approaches to capacity development), and regional research networks.

Citation

Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, UK, 116 pp.

Setting The Scene: Situating DFID’s Research Funding Policy and Practice in an International Comparative Perspective. A scoping study commissioned by DFID Central Research Department.

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