This note is aimed at those involved in formulating research partnerships between organisations in the developed and developing world. This includes individuals delegated to negotiate on behalf of their research institute, donor agency, government ministry or non-governmenal organisation (NGO). It aslo includes key descion-makers within these organisations - those authorised to approve research funding, sign contracts, disburse funds, make research staff appointments, review research quality and policy impact and assess staff performance. The note draws on the rsults of formal inquires into good practices in research partnerships, as well as the experience of practioners engaged directly in negotiations or facilitation around research partnerships.
Michael Warner, Shem Migot-Adholla