Institutional Support : Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)

The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) is an independent research organization that was registered in Tanzania in October 1992. Recent uncertainty regarding the delivery modality of its principal source of funding (the African Capacity Building Foundation) led to a massive departure of senior researchers, with devastating consequences for its research program and outreach activities. This grant from IDRC's Think Tank Initiative (TTI) will allow ESRF to rebuild its research program, policy linkages and overall performance, and add an effective monitoring and evaluation mechanism to ensure that the objectives of the grant are achieved.

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Start Date

Friday, July 3, 2009

End Date

Friday, October 3, 2014


48 months

IDRC Officer

Okidi, John

Total funding

CA$ 1,455,500


Tanzania, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Think Tank Initiative

Project Leader

Dr H. Bohela Lunogelo


The Registered Trustees of Economic and Social Research Foundation

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