Transformation Accelerating Grants 2020 awarded to seven initiatives

In its second and last Call for r4d Transformation Accelerating Grants the r4d programme funds the implementation of seven transformative initiatives. Congratulations to the mixed teams in Ghana, Nigeria, Madagascar, Togo, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Colombia and Switzerland!

​In May 2020, the r4d programme launched its second and final Call for Transformation Accelerating Grants (TAG) that allow teams of r4d researchers and implementing partners (e.g. policy makers, the private sector, development practitioners) to make use of the knowledge, tools and technologies developed within r4d projects through translation and implementation initiatives.

TAGs shall test, validate, accelerate or facilitate the uptake and utilisation of research findings from an r4d project on a local or national scale in r4d partner countries or on an international scale. Initiatives funded by a TAG are awarded a maximum of CHF 100'000 to be spent in one year.

Thirteen teams submitted TAG proposals in this second Call. They were evaluated by eight r4d Review Panel members who recommended seven proposals for funding. The National Research Council and its Presiding Board followed the TAG Review Panel's recommendation and ratified the funding decisions in the meetings on 8 and 9 December 2020.

The following seven initiatives are awarded a Transformation Accelerating Grant:

Short summaries can be found in the right column of the respective r4d projects from which the TAG initiatives emerge (see hyperlinks of TAG titles).