A short desk study to identify organisations involved in capacity building with southern research organisations and identify how DFID could help them to do it better. The process builds on a review paper by Tony Killick commissioned by DFID in 2000, and discussed at a meeting for social development advisers in Durban.
The study will help the Knowledge Policy Unit in DFID London to prepare a proposal, for the 2001 resource round, for more resources to strengthen southern research capacity. The study will include a review of existing literature and an internet search for information about organisations invoved in capacity building and their programmes.
This study aims to inform DFID policy on southern research capacity building through a preliminary mapping of the range of organisations and networks that already work in this area.