Research is a key driver in fostering economic growth and reducing poverty. Research into water for development can contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. However, SPLASH has shown that research is often not sufficiently focused on developing countries, which holds back their national development. SPLASH has also demonstrated the role of research to national welfare by more clearly defining its contribution to economic growth and poverty reduction and the benefits of making research more responsive to the needs and priorities of developing country governments. This fact sheet highlights the main results of this.
SPLASH Fact sheet 15, SPLASH, European Union Water Initiative Research Area Network, 2 pp.