An overview of the capacity development experiences of the 10 research programmes of the RNRRS is presented. The aim of the study was to:
- Provide a consolidated account of some eleven years' experience, drawing out common and contrasting lessons.
- Suggest a framework for the future incorporation of capacity development concerns into research activities, giving some principles and criteria that would be of use to both DFID's Central Research Department (CRD) in framing new calls for research, and to prospective research programme and project managers in responding to these calls.
- Contribute to the international donor experience of capacity development in poverty-focused research.
Sustainable Development Consultancy, Rugby, UK, 23 pp.