The Danish development strategy, Freedom from Poverty - Freedom to Change, emphasises the need to communicate results of development assistance to promote continuous improvement of the Danish engagement and to maintain and expand public support. The strategy also envisages that Danish research results are used to contribute to new knowledge-based solutions in developing countries. As a contribution to meet these targets effectively, this new web portal on Danida supported development research projects was developed by the Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) in cooperation with Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC), CABI and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS).
The portal can be used by researchers in Denmark and other countries who are interested in learning from or being inspired by the work of other researchers, and by development staff in MFA, embassies, NGOs, donors, journalists, consultants, and advisers who need easy access to information about Danish supported research projects in specific countries/themes. The portal can also be used by the general public interested in development aid/research in order to learn more about the results of public spending on development research in Denmark.
This portal was launched in July 2011, and contains details of all projects that were granted after January 2008 and a limited number of older projects where coordinators were able to confirm project details. After launch, the maintenance of the portal was handed over to DFC. They will be responsible for updating site content based on information provided by the funded research projects. If you have any comments or questions about portal content, please feel free to contact DFC at firstname.lastname@example.org. For comments on portal functionality and database structure please contact CABI at email@example.com.