Southern African Development Research Network

Members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) are struggling to craft policies for fruitful integration into the global economy and inclusive growth. While some donor initiatives have been successful in meeting short-term policy needs, they are not sustainable solutions to a weak research and policy community. This project will build on lessons learned from an earlier IDRC-supported effort, the Southern African Trade Research Network (SATRN), funded under project 100816. The grant will support a broad-based research network, the Southern Africa Development Research Network (SADRN) with a view to filling some of the gaps in institutional capacity, knowledge and skills. It will do so by creating a pool of suitably skilled researchers based in regional institutions; transforming selected institutions into centres of excellence; and engaging policymakers in the design, implementation and review of research projects.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Thursday, February 1, 2007

End Date

Thursday, August 25, 2011


24 months

IDRC Officer

Okwi, Paul

Total funding

CA$ 800,000


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Stephen Hanival


Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (Association incorporated under Section 21)

Institution Country

South Africa

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