This project provided a high-level assessment of the research and innovation systems and key research organisations across 7 African countries.
The seven needs assessment reports provide a high-level assessment of the research and innovation systems and key research organisations across seven African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The reports seek to identify the main challenges to research capacity strengthening, and some priority areas for intervention, in order to support decision-making at DFID and among national partners.
Over 100 indicators were used to assess each country’s research environment and political economy context, research production and research diffusion performance.
• Rapid Evidence Assessment – The use of our deep knowledge of the international research and
innovation landscape to identify relevant evidence and interventions, prioritising those of relevance to
the African context.
• Research System Needs Assessment – Refined methodologies developed by the GDN and
Consort Strategy to assess research systems and organisations.