Since 2012, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) have formalized their cooperation through the adoption of multi-year framework agreements (2012-2015, 2015-2019 and 2019-2022). In anticipation of the development of a new agreement, the two institutions wished to draw up a quantitative and qualitative assessment of past collaborations through a process of capitalization of experience. The lessons learned from this capitalisation should contribute to the reflections on the content of the next agreement while distinguishing between what falls within the scope of the agreement, and what may fall within the practical arrangements for its implementation, taking into account the operating procedures specific to the institution.
This capitalization aims to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership, the points of convergence and areas for improving collaboration in a context of increasing funding.
Implementation period: October 2022 to August 2023