Strengthening Research Capacity in East Africa
Difficulties in recruiting local social scientists on health projects at a senior level, and the small proportion of academic publications from east Africa, suggest that there is a serious shortage of senior African social scientists to lead or manage health-related research in the region. This is despite the existence of many African social science graduates, and many decades of Northern funding to develop local capacity. This situation prompted research on the barriers to strengthening social science research capacity, funded by the DfID Knowledge Programme on HIV/ AIDS and STIs.
Nurse K, Wight D. Development assistance and research capacity strengthening: the commissioning of health research in East Africa. Journal of East African Studies 2011;5:233-51