Capacity Building and Networking - A meta-evaluation of African regional research networks

Sida Evaluation
Jerker Carlsson , Lennart Wolgemuth
Support to build research capacities in Africa has mainly been undertakenon a bilateral basis. However, a number of regional efforts have also been made, both by bilateral and multilateral agencies. Regional cooperation can be of great importance when conditions for building national research capacities are lacking. This report can best be described as a meta-evaluation. It looks at nine evaluations of Sida's support to regional research collaboration in Africa. It summarizes their experiences, discusses the format and structure of the evaluations and a model for a more detailed evaluation design to investigate capacity building in the tertiary sector is proposed.

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