Issues in Brief, No. 2, September 2008

Fostering South-South Research, By Athar Osama, Pardee Center PaperFostering South-South Research Collaborations
By Athar Osama


Spring 2008 (8 pages)
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This policy brief reviews the state of research collaborations between and amongst developing country scholars – South-South research collaborations and develops a rationale for a more systematic and multilateral approach to such endeavors.

The paper concludes, “Ultimately, however, the true success of South-South research collaboration initiatives can only be measured by their ability to achieve sustainability beyond an initial period of enthusiasm and startup funding, deliver highquality and high-impact research, and solve challenging scientifi c problems of the South.”

Athar Osama is a science and innovation policy analyst and a Visiting Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.