Assessment of Sida's Support to the Basic Sciences in a National Context

Sida Evaluation
Eva Selin Lindgren , Shem o Wandiga
The impact of the programmes in building faculty capacity in fundamental research has been very modest. The programme-financed activities have mostly been directed towards applied research. There is a clear risk that as the ageing staff at the two universities is replaced, the new young staff will not have adequate knowledge in fundamental concepts, methodology and experimentation. This will decrease their possibility to contribute to new technical and scientific innovations, and thus widen the gap to the industrialised countries.

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