Research capacity-building in Africa: networks, institutions and local ownership

Marjanovic, Sonja, Hanlin, Rebecca, Diepeveen, Stephanie and Chataway, Joanna (2013) Research capacity-building in Africa: networks, institutions and local ownership. Journal of International Development, 25 (7). pp. 936-946. ISSN 0954-1748

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Networked models are often proposed as a means to enhance health research capacity-building in Africa. This paper addresses a knowledge gap on what works and does not in capacity-building in African research settings. It provides an analysis of how multi-partner networks are built and how their success depends on building institutional level capacity-strengthening within partner institutions. To do this, the paper focuses on the Wellcome Trust's African Institutions initiative, drawing on initial learning and evaluation project data. We identify priority areas for policy attention and share emerging early insights on mechanisms and strategies being implemented by consortia to address key challenges.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Capacity building, Health care, Health services, Knowledge, Research and development, Africa
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 15:25
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 15:25
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