|Project name:||Research into Use Programme – Rwanda Country Assessment|
This assignment was commissioned by NR International Limited as part of their DFID-funded Research into Use Programme (RIUP). The overall programme is designed to address the widespread concern that much agricultural research is not utilised effectively. Specifically the purpose of the Research Into Use (RIU) Programme is to:
Andrew Barnett led a Country Assessment Team which visited Rwanda between 29th January and 13th February 2007 in order to:
The team concluded that the prospects for RIU in Rwanda were very good. An intervention strategy was proposed that was based on the situation in the country and current thinking on “innovation systems”. The report was approved by NR International and DFID in March, and the next stages of implementation are under consideration with the Government of Rwanda and NR International. A copy of the report will be made available by NR International in due course.
|Start date:||February 2007|
|Client:||NR International Ltd|
|Team members:||Andrew Barnett (team leader)|