The objective of the international research programme – ReCOM – is to research, document and communicate what works and what is achieved through efforts in development assistance
ReCOM is to gather and analyse existing knowledge and experience from Danish and international development cooperation, and against this background to uncover the efforts and approaches that have been particularly successful.
The results of the programme are to contribute to the ongoing adjustment of development cooperation and the results are to be communicated to the general public.
In total 20 mio. DKK has been allocated every year for the next three years, half of which comes from the Swedish development agency, SIDA
This work is coordinated by the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in collaboration with the institution’s extensive network of partners in the north and the south (in Africa especially). The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) will also contribute to the programme.
The programme is to be built up around the five priority areas in the new Danish development policy: Freedom from Poverty – Freedom to Change. The focus in 2011 will be the prioritised area ”Growth and Employment”, and the first results are expected in the middle of the year. In addition, a number of overview papers will be prepared which will form the basis for commencing analyses in the other four prioritised areas of the strategy. DKK 10 million over three years has been earmarked for ReCOM.
Links to UNU-WIDER, DIIS, SIDA can be found here.World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) www.wider.unu.edu
Danish Institute for International Studies www.diis.dk
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency www.sida.se > RECOM presskit
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