Building Research Partnerships
An evaluation of the Swedish Research Links programme
Lena Johansson de Château , Sara Billfalk , Swedish Research Council , Department for Research Policy Analysis
The Swedish Research Links programme aims to stimulate research cooperation between researchers in Sweden and researchers in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and South Africa. The evaluation report focuses on the impact of the Links programme over the programme years 2002-2006. Special attention is given to the experience of the researchers participating in the programme. The programme is evaluated in terms of participation, impact and administration. The evaluation concludes that the Links programme has clearly succeeded in stimulating research cooperation between researchers in Sweden and researchers in the partner countries. The research partnerships established within the grant programme are characterised by a high degree of equality and mutual benefit.