Scientic Evaluation of the Lake Victoria Initiative (VicRes)

Björn Lundgren
Serier – Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)Description:
Sida Review 2009:10 / 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.