Australia-India Strategic Research Fund: Evaluation

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Executive Summary
Publication Date: 
June 2019

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) supports scientists in India and Australia to collaborate on leading-edge research. It was established in 2006. To date the Australian Government has committed grant funding of more than $85 million over 16 years.

The evaluation assessed the program’s effectiveness, efficiency and impact between 2013 and 2017. It found that:

  • there is a demonstrated need for the AISRF and it should be continued
  • the original strategic policy objectives are still relevant and being achieved
  • the AISRF is being delivered efficiently and by the most appropriate level of government
  • the Australian research sector had gained access to significant new research and knowledge
  • the AISRF contributed directly to positive bilateral relations between Australia and India

Social Compass conducted this independent evaluation on behalf of the Office of the Chief Economist’s Evaluation Unit.

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