Research in Developing Countries

Research conducted by Elsevier and SciDev.net in the 2015 Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape report revealed that that only 2% of sustainability science research output is produced by developing countries, despite the fact that these countries are often the hardest-hit by climate change and resource scarcity. For many low-income countries, this so-called ‘science poverty’ limits their involvement in vital research. The Research in Developing Countries program seeks to redress the balance with key partnerships designed to widen access to academic knowledge:

The Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge awards projects that use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest challenges whether in water, sanitation or energy.

The Research without Borders module with the African Journal Partnership Program pairs African health journals with leading biomedical journals from the US and UK to build editorial skills through journal mentoring and training.

The TWAS North South Collaboration in Sustainability boosts the creation of sustainability science in developing countries, supports sustainability themes at annual conferences and offers travel fellowships for PhDs and visiting professors.

The Librarians without Borders program supports Research4Life trainers, promotes strong health sciences information capacity and assist librarians – through technological infrastructure and access to quality information.


 

Research in Developing Countries News

Two decades on, a research access program continues to thrive

September 27th, 2018

Research4Life partners have renewed their commitment through 2025 and created a new Rule of Law program In her years as […]

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The knowledge to grow sustainably

May 18th, 2018

Myanmar is rapidly transforming. After nearly a century of economic stagnation and decades of authoritarianism that ended only a few […]

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First prize winner Prajwal Rabhindari, President of the Research Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology (RIBB) in Nepal, and second prize winner Dr. Alessio Adamiano, a researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), pose with their awards.

Guava leaves as preservatives, fish bones as fertilizer — creative ideas for a sustainable future

May 18th, 2018

Winners of the 2018 Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge address food security challenges From the peaks of Nepal […]

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Visiting Experts conduct sustainability research in developing countries

January 9th, 2018

Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev, a senior researcher in the Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, […]

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TWAS-Elsevier award honours sustainability research

October 18th, 2017

Climate change has been a growing challenge for many of people living around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. Hundreds of […]

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Green and sustainable chemistry: an industry in need of a story

July 18th, 2017

Industry leaders weigh in on the future of green and sustainable chemistry and how to tell the public about it […]

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Firsts in African health research: spotlight on Dr. Lucinda Manda Taylor

July 3rd, 2017

One of the first female editors of the African Journal Partnership Program reflects on the challenges and milestones Dr. Lucinda […]

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Contest aims to boost innovation in sustainability research

July 3rd, 2017

TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Sustainability Case Studies Competition announces its 2017 winners, who are all from Africa How do we empower young […]

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Elsevier adds ClinicalKey to Research4Life access program for developing countries

May 26th, 2017

Physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in under-resourced communities around the world to receive access to the latest clinical information […]

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Putting ClinicalKey in doctors’ hands through Research4Life’s developing country access

May 26th, 2017

Medical search engine lets doctors and nurses find evidence-based answers while treating patients Pediatric Residents Toua Xiong Gniachue, MD, Phengphet […]

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