Strengthening Africa’s Science Granting Councils as champions of indicators in public policy making

​Supporting Councils to design and monitor research programmes and to formulate and implement policies based on the use of robust science, technology and innovation indicators. 
​The objectives are:
  • To strengthen the ability of SGCs to develop, collect, analyse and disseminate indicators for STI policy and associated instruments
  • To strengthen the capacity of SGCs to develop and use indicators for assessing STI policy relevance and advocating for increased research and development investments
  • To strengthen the capacity of SGCs to design and monitor research programmes by developing a guide to best practices
  • To strengthen the ability of SGCs to champion the appreciation and use of STI indicators in policy decisions

​Technical expertise in im​​​plementing activities associated with this theme is provided by:​

 

 

Sci Bytes @ SciSTIP Number 2- How well is South African science doing?https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/Sci-Bytes.aspxSci Bytes @ SciSTIP Number 2- How well is South African science doing?<p>​The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and STI Policy (SciSTIP) have published the second issue of SciBytes @ SciSTIP. Sci Bytes @ SciSTIP is a new information series produced by SciSTIP. Its aim is to disseminate on a regular basis brief reports about some aspect of the science and innovation system in South Africa. The aim is to inform and share knowledge produced by SciSTIP. This second publication assesses South Africa’s bibliometric performance according to three indicators: Publication output, International collaboration and Citation visibility or impact.<br></p>2018-06-28 07:17:09 AMGP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e
15th Gender Summit - Europe, 18-19 June 2018 London: "United in Science and Through Sciencehttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/15th-Gender-Summit.aspx15th Gender Summit - Europe, 18-19 June 2018 London: "United in Science and Through Science<p>​The 15th Gender Summit - Europe is where you can meet researchers, policy makers and gender scholars from across Europe and beyond and learn about new evidence, new methods and practices, as well as new policy directions in the area of gender and science (including biological and environmental aspects).  The main aim of this event, as in each past Summit, is to improve research and innovation outcomes for all. <br></p>2018-04-26 08:56:02 AMGP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c
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Case Studies of the Political Economy of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africahttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/PoliticalEconomy.pdfGP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62Case Studies of the Political Economy of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan AfricaJoanna Chataway and Cosmas Ochieng<p>This report contributes to existing knowledge on the political-economic context within which African science granting councils exist.</p>GP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62GP0|#523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0;L0|#0523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0|English;GTSet|#5c7f15a7-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/PoliticalEconomy.pdfGP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c
Research excellence in Africa: policies, perceptions and performance.https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/SGCI Research Excellence Discussion Paper.pdfGP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62Research excellence in Africa: policies, perceptions and performance.Robert Tijssen and Erika Kraemer-Mbula<p>This paper discusses various features of research excellence within Africa, which we frame within the context of government research initiatives, science granting councils and other public sector funding agencies. The full report is available in English, <a href="/en-za/resources/Resources/Research%20Excellence%20-%20French.pdf" target="_blank">French</a> and as a policy brief in <a href="/en-za/resources/Resources/Policy%20Brief%20-%20Research%20Excellence%20-%20English.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> and <a href="/en-za/resources/Resources/Policy%20Brief%20-%20Research%20Excellence%20-%20French.pdf" target="_blank">French</a>.<br></p>GP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62GP0|#523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0;L0|#0523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0|English;GTSet|#5c7f15a7-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6;GP0|#8b66547b-bb59-4a66-a328-028d68bf1807;L0|#08b66547b-bb59-4a66-a328-028d68bf1807|Frenchhttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/SGCI Research Excellence Discussion Paper.pdfGP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c
Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africahttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 3.pdfGP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan AfricaCentre for Research on Evaluation, Science & Technology, Stellenbosch University, 2014<p>​This report contains the findings of a study, commissioned by the IDRC in December 2012, on the strategic priorities, objectives and practices of science granting councils in seventeen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p>GP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62GP0|#523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0;L0|#0523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0|English;GTSet|#5c7f15a7-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 3.pdfGP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c

 

 

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