The Consortium

Sociedad para el Fomento de la Innovación Tecnológica (INNOVATEC, Spain) [Coordinator]

INNOVATEC is an independent Spanish firm, offering knowledge and expertise to perform and coordinate Research, Development and innovation projects. It was established in 1999 as a Spin-Off from the Technology Transfer Unit of the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain). INNOVATEC focus has been directed specifically to biomedical R&D field.

The areas of expertise include evaluation of R&D projects (national, European and international), R&D management tools, follow-up and evaluation of R&D activities, coordination of R&D projects, development of technology transfer programmes, design of in-house plans and strategies for promotion and financing of R&D and, and R&D and set-up and coordination of scientific events. INNOVATEC has been working mainly in the field of Human Health and Biotechnology and specially has strengthened its expertise towards the coordination of R&D. Our work is based on wide R&D multidisciplinary expertise, desk research techniques, maximum use of available information technologies, and our flexibility to work on a variety of projects. Particularly we have personnel with long experience as Expert Evaluators of European and national R&D projects and a strong background in Development projects having wide expertise in projects with developing countries. 


New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is a vision and strategic framework for Africa's renewal. It is a programme of the African Union. The NEPAD Programme of Action is a holistic, comprehensive and integrated sustainable development initiative for the revival of Africa. NEPAD implement several priority programmes which included Human development with a focus on health, education, science and technology and skills development; The NEPAD Office for science and technology is the NEPAD task force that implements STI programmes and projects.


Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds (U.K.)

The Nuffield Centre for International Health & Development (NCIHD) is part of the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS) in the University of Leeds (one of the largest UK universities) Faculty of Medicine and Health. LIHS has annual turnover of €15.5 million, with 180 staff: NCIHD has 23 academic staff and annual turnover of €3.2 million. With current research grants totalling over €7 million, NCIHD is a major resource for education, research and technical assistance in the area of health policy and management. NCIHD has a pro-equity, pro-poor value base and an objective to contribute towards sustainable institutional capacity building in LMICs. NCIHD focuses on three research themes: health systems, reproductive health, and communicable diseases. Fields of expertise include health policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, health sector reform, health management and planning and service delivery with particular focus on public health sector. 


Royal Tropical Institute (KIT, The Netherlands)

KIT Development Policy & Practice contributes to sustainable development and poverty alleviation through research and knowledge management, capacity building and provision of technical support and advisory services. KIT Health areas of work includes, development of tools, instruments and models for strengthening of health systems, formative evaluation studies of aid effectiveness for health sectors, - financing and human resource management., KIT has conducted several national level and country evaluations for both multilateral and bilateral donors.


Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), The New University of Lisbon (Portugal)

The IHMT is a research institution of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, specialising in medicine, public health and hygiene in low-income countries. Thanks to its associated laboratories and research centres, the IHMT is widely considered the country’s leader in research areas such as malaria, leishmaniasis, and development cooperation with Portuguese speaking countries. The IHMT currently offers several MSc and PhD programmes in lab-based and health policy disciplines. The institute has been involved in joint work in the past with multilateral and bi-lateral cooperation agencies such as the European Commission, the World Health Organisation, and the World Bank.


ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University (Thailand)

ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD) was originally established in 1982 as the ASEAN Training Centre for Primary Health Care Development. It was one of the products of concerted efforts jointly initiated by Mahidol University, the Ministry of Public Health and the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation of the Royal Thai Government and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). AIHD was founded on the basis of forward looking and conceptually challenging perspectives on human resource development aiming to support the global strategy for “Health for All” through primary health care approach as advocated by WHO which is not only for Thailand but also other ASEAN countries.


Association for Stimulating Know How (ASK, India)

ASK is a national level, capacity building self supported voluntary organization that works countrywide in India and internationally to promote the best interest of the marginalized groups in the society. ASK has chosen to play a role of a Capacity building organization reaching out to various developmental players including NGOs (facilitating them to be more efficient and effective in meeting and in demanding the rights of the marginalized), Community-based Organizations (in working more effectively through self help and rights based initiatives), Corporate sector, Government institutions and multi laterals (making them more sensitive, empathetic and proactive in safeguarding and addressing the needs of the marginalized).


Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria

The Health Policy Research Group of the Univ. of Nigeria is a multidisciplinary team comprising of health economists, community physicians, pharmacologists, sociologists, paediatricians and gynaecologists. HPRG has the highest concentration of trained health economists in Nigeria. The core group is made up of six senior staff (two have PhD in Health Economics) and related fields; and eight Masters Degree holders in allied social sciences but who are receiving on-the-job training in health economics, health policy and health management. HPRG has established capacity in health systems, policy and economics research. HPRG also has skills for undertaking large-scale community-based studies, especially implementation surveys and operations research


Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (CMNSDR), Universidad del Rosario (Colombia)

CMNSDR is a Colombian research group in economics at the Universidad del Rosario which was created in 1999. The most important areas of research are: impact evaluation of public policies; applied economics in health, education and poverty; and research on economics of innovation and academic networks. The team is composed by 20 full time researchers with 80% of its academic staff holding a PhD in economics or social sciences.  They have been working on projects to evaluate the impact of R&D in the health sector funded by the IDRC of Canadá and the PAHO. At the national level they have participated on the evaluation and monitoring of different scientific programs implemented by the government through Programa Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de Colciencias, Departamento de Planeación Nacional and the Ministerio de Salud.