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Policy Supporting Research

Academic policy support delivers research output on specific themes of interest to Belgian development cooperation on demand of the Belgian government.

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Researchers and research consortia

What is Policy Supporting Research?

Academic policy support, jointly funded by our organisation and ARES, delivers research output on specific themes of interest to Belgian development cooperation on demand of the Belgian government.

This research output is actively and appropriately spread among various Belgian development actors; not only to government actors, but also to non-governmental actors, the Belgian Development Agency (ENABEL) and the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO). The goal is to improve the relevance and performance of Belgian development cooperation policy with regard to the international framework of sustainable and inclusive development.

What are the outputs?

The most important outputs of policy supporting research are policy notes and briefs, seminars and trainings, contributions to Belgian position papers or strategy notes and academic papers.

Which themes are covered?

In 2017-2018, support will be delivered for four different themes of interest to Belgian development cooperation:

  1. Agriculture and food security
  2. Integrated country policy
  3. Development financing
  4. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Environmental dimension
     

The first project is conducted by an individual researcher. The latter three projects are executed by a research consortium called ACROPOLIS, which stands for 'Academic Research Organisations for Policy Supporting Research'.

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Policy Supporting Research (PSR)

Guidelines and forms for managing an ongoing Policy Supporting Research (PSR) intervention.

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