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Research4Life: Landscape and Situation Analysis

Fosci, Mattia; Ficarra, Victoria; Chiarelli, Andrea; Johnson, Rob

This report summarises the findings of a landscape and situation analysis of trends in the research and scholarly communication landscape in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).

The landscape analysis considers three levels of analysis:
• Firstly, it seeks to identify global megatrends relevant to research and international development.
• Then, it narrows the focus to key trends in research in and for LMICs.
• Finally it identifies the key trends in scholarly communication.

At each level of this analysis, the study identifies political, economic, social and technological trends using a simplified version of the PESTLE conceptual framework.

The report and other outputs were prepared by Research Consulting for Research4Life, a public-private partnership which provides low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) with access to academic literature, to inform the initiative’s strategic direction. More on Research4Life can be found here:

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