Issues in Brief, No. 2, September 2008
Fostering South-South Research Collaborations
By Athar Osama
Spring 2008 (8 pages)
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.