Making science work for development

Rapid mapping of UK and international funders' priorities in research capacity strengthening

UKCDS was asked by DFID to undertake a rapid mapping exercise of UK and international donors' priorities in research capacity strengthening (RCS). 

The project involved a short survey sent to international funders via the ESSENCE network and UKCDS contacts. The findings from the questionnaire have been written up into this report

The objective of the report was to take a birds-eye, macro-level view of where funders are primarily focussing their RCS strategies. It does not aim to provide a comprehensive, detailed picture of funders' RCS activities or a qualitative assessment of which RCS approaches work most effectively, which could be topics for further study. 

27 August 2015
UKCDS | Department for International Development