UK ODA- and Wellcome-funded research capacity strengthening in LMICs

Booklet Booklet

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:

  • DELTAS Developing Excellence in Leadership and
    Training in Africa
  • GROW GCRF Growing Research Capacity
  • JGHT Joint Global Health Trials
  • LIF Leaders in Innovation Fellowships
  • Major Centres and Platforms: Medical Research
    Council (MRC)-funded Africa Research Units and
    Wellcome Africa and Asia programmes (AAPs)
  • ReMPro Africa Research Management Programme
    in Africa
  • SGCI Science Granting Councils Initiative