The KFPE is the information hub for global research partnerships in Switzerland. It promotes efficient, effective, and equitable research cooperation with low- and middle-income countries. By doing so, the KFPE contributes to sustainable development and to solving local and global problems.more

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Research and Practice for Sustainable Development

Major benefits for sustainable development can be gained from combining research and services for development cooperation (e.g. project implementation, economic assessments) at the same institution and from deploying persons with double-competency to both research and services. Dr. Jasmina Saric analysed benefits of combining research and services for development cooperation and how such double-competencies can be strengthened at Swiss and African research organisations.


Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)
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Examples for Impacts of RIO

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