Updating the case studies of the political economy of science granting councils in Sub-Saharan Africa

Daniels, Chux, Byrne, Robert, Hanlin, Rebecca, Pointel, Sandra and Numi, Ann (2020) Updating the case studies of the political economy of science granting councils in Sub-Saharan Africa. Technical Report. International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

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Abstract

This study, Updating the Case studies of the Political Economy of Science Granting Councils in sub-Saharan Africa, is a follow-up (Phase 2) to the case studies of the Political Economy of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) in sub-Saharan Africa research completed in 2017 (Phase 1, or baseline study). The study supports the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF). In the interest of generating evidence that can be deployed for economic and social development, the SGCI supports SGCs in 15 SSA countries. This research has been commissioned in response to an increasing recognition of the importance of improving understanding of the political economy (PE) of science and research in Africa and the roles that science, technology and innovation (STI)1play in the processes involved.The aims of the SGCI are to strengthen the capacity of SGCs to: manage research; design and monitor research programmes based on the use of robust STI indicators; support exchange of knowledge with the private sector; and establish partnerships among SGCs, and with other science system actors.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Final technical report without case studies
Keywords: political economy, science granting councils, Sub-Saharan Africa, research management, innovation, policy
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.) > JQ1870 Africa
T Technology
Depositing User: Chux Daniels
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 08:58
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 08:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/100455

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