Published: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 07:24:08 GMT
Updated: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:16:21 GMT
The research cooperation at Sida has a wide mandate in research support, encompassing bilateral research, regional cooperation, global programmes and research in Sweden. The aim is to create new knowledge and strengthen research capacity through the various programmes and projects.
The overall objective of Sida's support to research cooperation
partners is "to strengthen and develop research of relevance to the
fight against poverty in developing countries."
The overall objective of Sida's support to national research
systems is that partner countries should be able to independently
identify research problems of relevance for development, prioritise
areas for research, carry out research and secure the necessary
financial resources and human capacity to enable the research
system to deliver. Sida currently has bilateral cooperation with
Bolivia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda.
Through regional assistance Sida aims at creating new
knowledge and building research capacity in regions where
particular areas of research are often overlooked or where certain
forms of research capacity are lacking in strength due to various
factors. The idea is that through pooling researchers, decision
makers and networks together, sustainable research communities can
be created and regional cooperation can generate valuable research
results, constructive dialogues and sound policies. Sida has
regional research cooperation in Africa and Asia.
Sida contributes to global development through its support to
global organisations. These organisations operate on many different
levels and cooperate with a whole range of different actors. Thus,
support is directed to a multifaceted research system which
contributes to knowledge-driven development on various research
themes and in several places around the globe.
Swedish research cooperation
Swedish research is a cornerstone of the Swedish development
research support system. Swedish development oriented research
improves research links between Sweden and developing countries, it
generates dynamic research network, creates valuable research
results, and provides Sida and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
with important information in the fight against poverty.
An overview of the support to research is also available on www.openaid.se
Sida's support to research cooperation is guided by the Policy
for research in Swedish development cooperation and strategy for
Sida's support for research cooperation 2010-2014. Both are
available in a pdf booklet here.