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Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme)

Research and innovation are decisive factors for sustainable global development. With their knowledge, skills, experience and worldwide network of partners, researchers can make an important contribution towards the solution of global problems.

‚ÄčThe Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) is a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The r4d programme supports research aimed at solving global problems with a focus on least developed, low- and middle income countries. A total budget of CHF 97.6 million is available for the duration of the programme from 2012 to 2022 with a contribution by SDC of CHF 72 million and by SNSF of CHF 25.6 million.

The r4d programme consists of five thematic modules and a thematically open module. 57 transnational research partnership projects are carried out by research groups of more than 290 grantees in 50 countries (May 2018).

 

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