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End of Programme Evaluation of Sida’s Support to The World Academy of Science (TWAS), 2017–2021

Final Report


This report presents an end-of-term, forward-looking evaluation of Sida’s support to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the period 2017–2021. It is intended to inform future strategy and programming in TWAS and in the Sida-TWAS partnership. The evaluation concludes that good progress has been made – e.g. young researchers in STLC countries have been strengthened through research support, soft skills, networking and exposure to the value of science beyond academia. Still, the positive benefits – although many and solid – remain at the level of the individual rather than systems, and may not have sufficient long-term benefit or in-built sustainability. The evaluators recommend that Sida continues and even increases support to TWAS, but with higher expectations and increased joint action on more strategic, sustainable financing. The evaluators also urge TWAS to provide stronger leadership towards systems change in STLC and LDC countries, to focus on greater impact through longer-term strategic partnerships, to energise networks, strengthen policies on gender and the environment, and give young and Global South scientists more voice on international forums.


Publicerad på webbplatsen: 2021-09-01

Publikationstyp: Utvärdering – Sida Decentralised Evaluation

Utgiven: 2021

Språk: Engelska

Författare: Matti Tedre, Mohammed Saqr, Sofia Kliukina, Zenda Ofir