This briefing paper summarises UK-funded contributions to the research capacity strengthening landscape in low- and middle-income countries between 2016 and 2021, along with initial policy recommendations to UK funders.
This collection of case studies highlights UK funded research capacity strengthening (RCS) programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that have had significant impact and demonstrate the value of coherence between UK funders. Impacts have been made at the individual, institutional and environmental/systems level in LMICs.
This includes strengthened research skills and research management systems, research productivity, new national/international collaborations and an enabling environment for research.
Together, these case studies highlight the value of funding RCS initiatives, including success factors and the vision for their future. This is a resource for UK funders, practitioners and senior decision-makers in RCS, to highlight key examples of impact and to inspire future programmes.
The case studies include: