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Evaluation of Swiss Funding Instruments from the Perspective of North-South Research Collaborations

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We would like Swiss research funders to learn about key conditions for successfully enabling research collaborations that contribute to long-term human capacity and institutions building in the Global South and North, and design their funding instruments accordingly. This project will identify key conditions for enabling research collaborations, which contribute to long-term human capacity and institutions building in the Global South (and North). Based on this analysis, the project will formulate respective recommendations for Swiss funding instruments. Key conditions will be investigated along the fields of – for example – funding duration, co-funding requirements, guidance / interference by donors in agenda setting, and personnel management, and many more. By enabling research collaborations that contribute to long-term human capacity and institutions building, these research collaborations also contribute to scientific excellence of all partners as well as sustainable impact on the researched ground (instead of research extractivism). Finally, the project will conclude with recommendations for revisions of the KFPE principles.

Contact

SCNAT
Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern
Switzerland


Project Coordination

Lilian Trechsel

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern

Project Team

Lara Lundsgaard Hansen
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Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern

Zar Chi Aye

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern

Emily Mutea

Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development

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