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Regional cooperation in higher education in Africa-achievements and prospects: the case of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Lyakurwa, William

Abstract:
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in July 1988 with the principal objective of strengthening local capacity for economic policy research in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The AERC's intervention is targeted at enhancing the capacity of locally based researchers to conduct policy-relevant economic inquiry, promote retention of such capacity and encourage its application in the policy context.  The author explains how the Consortium and its members contribute towards and support research dissemination.  The AERC's structure is described together with the research and training progams that are provided by the organisation.  The author emphasises that via these activities, publication and dissemination of research have received more attention.  A detailed discussion follows with regards to the impact that research, training and dissemination activities have had on the research community as well as on policy.  The chapter concludes with a brief discussion on the future prospects that the Consortium holds.        

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Chapter Title: Regional cooperation in higher education in Africa-achievements and prospects: the case of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Book Title: Higher education in the 21st century: achievements and prospects in the Eastern and Southern African Region
Edited by: Juma Shabani
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Publisher: UNESCO
No. of Pages: 124-127


Date:1997
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Regional Cooperation, Higher Education Research, Research Capacity, Programmes, Research Training


File Size:38 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this chapter was granted by the editor.
Date Added:18 April 2007


Lyakurwa, William (1997). Regional cooperation in higher education in Africa-achievements and prospects: the case of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). In Juma Shabani (ed) Higher education in the 21st century : achievements and prospects in the Eastern and Southern African region, Nairobi, Kenya: UNESCO, 124-127