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Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) Commissioned Studies: Public – Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation.


The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a 5-year Initiative which aims to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) in sub-Saharan Africa in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. The objectives of this Initiative are to strengthen the ability of Councils to (i) manage research; (ii) design and monitor research … Read More Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) Commissioned Studies: Public – Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation.

Agenda for Policy Action in the New RUFORUM Strategy


The positive economic growth trends observed in most African countries in the 2000’s were in part, attributable to the broad macroeconomic policy reforms of the 1990’s and before. In response to more favorable policies, agricultural sector performance improved appreciably in some African countries (Badiane et al., 2017: unpublished presentation in Gaborone).  During the same period, a number of global and Africa-wide initiatives such as … Read More Agenda for Policy Action in the New RUFORUM Strategy

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