The evaluation of the funding programme should help to systematise learning experiences, which can relate to administrative processes, the structure of the funding programme and support services, and collaboration between academia and practitioners. The question of how RIEs function in German development cooperation projects – from planning, through implementation, to utilisation – will also be addressed.
The overarching question to be answered – as far as this can be evaluated by the end of the programme – is to what extent the funding gap closed by the RIE funding programme has contributed to anchoring RIE more sustainably in German development cooperation. It is also planned to highlight the remaining challenges and barriers despite the temporarily closed funding gap and to show how they can be reduced.
The initial learning experiences will be published here once they have been analysed and systematised.