Research4Life: Landscape and Situation Analysis

This report, authored by Mattia Fosci, Victoria Ficarra, Rob Johnson and myself, summarises the findings of a landscape and situation analysis of trends in the research and scholarly communication landscape in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).

The landscape analysis considers three levels of analysis:

  • Firstly, it seeks to identify global megatrends relevant to research and international development.
  • Then, it narrows the focus to key trends in research in and for LMICs.
  • Finally it identifies the key trends in scholarly communication.

At each level of this analysis, the study identifies political, economic, social and technological trends using a simplified version of the PESTLE conceptual framework.

The report and other outputs were prepared by Research Consulting for Research4Life, a public-private partnership which provides low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) with access to academic literature, to inform the initiative’s strategic direction. More on Research4Life can be found here.

You can find more information on this project on its Kudos page.

trends in schol comms
PEST Analysis – Trends in scholarly communication (source)

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