Scientic Evaluation of the Lake Victoria Initiative (VicRes)

Series:
Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Number:
2009:10
Author:
Björn Lundgren
Description:
VicRes is a regional research council with a competitive grant giving mechanism and peer-reviewing of project proposals, open to scientists in the 5 EAC countries. As of 2008, more than 90 projects involving ca 400 scientists were supported. This evaluation concluded that ".. VicRes is a very well functioning programme, very successful and remarkably cost effective". However, it also concluded that the number of scientific publications were quite low, but increasing.

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