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COUNTRY RESEARCH PROPOSALS COMPILATION
The first half year (June, 1999 - December,1999) of the
AFREPREN/FWD energy policy research Programme was largely dedicated to preparations;
planning; elaboration of methodologies and analytical framework; and, training.
The primary objective of the preparatory phase of the proposed AFREPREAN
research Programme was to ensure that a sound basis was established for the
successful implementation of the proposed theme group research studies and
ancillary training and support activities.
During this period substantial effort was expended on
ensuring that all country and regional proposals developed a comprehensive
analytical framework that detailed the following:
The new emphasis on an end-users, bottom-up perspective
(strongly recommended by the evaluation report) requires significantly more
effort in the collection of primary data. Consequently,
more time was devoted to the elaboration of detailed data collection and
The refined proposals compiled in this document took into
consideration the above issues as well as suggestions and recommendations of the
theme group meetings held late last year. During
the theme group meetings, in addition to the theme group members and Secretariat
staff, invited policy makers and other stakeholders also participate.
The country proposals were refined in response to their suggestions and
In addition, the proposals from AFREPREN/FWD members incorporated suggestions from our sponsors. The suggestions required the members to demonstrate the link between the short-term study and what will be studied in the second and third year (medium-term study). This is to ensure that some level of commonality is retained in the 3 years of research work. Secondly, the researchers were to show the link between their country studies and the other studies being carried out in the region. This is to ensure that the studies complement each other and some level of regional commonality is retained.
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