Evaluation of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) - Final Report
Sida Decentralised Evaluation
Ian Christoplos , Anthony Zwi , Lily Salloum Lindegaard
The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa is a unique and effective, African-led regional doctoral programme. It represents a model that can inform other initiatives in terms of the possibilities, and also the level of human and financial investments required, to raise the quality standards of PhD education and introduce new methods of doctoral supervision and support to research. The programme has been able to mobilise strong commitments from a range of large and small African and Northern universities and research institutes in a notably equitable manner. Even if prospects for continued financing are uncertain, this programme contains lessons that should be applied in other Sida financed doctoral programmes.