IFS Publications

IFS Annual Reports


IFS Annual Report 2012

(48 page PDF; 2 MB)


IFS Annual Report 2011

(48 page PDF; 2 MB)


 IFS Annual Report 2010
    (including a summary of IFS Strategy 2011-2020)

 (48 page PDF file; 1.4 MB)


 IFS Annual Report 2009

(60 page PDF file; 2.8 MB)


 IFS Annual Report 2008

(52 page PDF file; 1.1 MB)


 IFS Annual Report 2007

(34 page PDF file; 800 KB)


 IFS Biennial Report 2005-2006

(36 page PDF file; 800 KB)


 IFS Annual Report 2004

(36 page PDF file; 900 KB)


 IFS Annual Report 2003

(36 page PDF file; 900 KB)


 IFS Annual Report 2002

(36 page PDF file;  3.5 MB)


 IFS Annual Report 2001

(36 page PDF file;  2.1 MB)


 IFS Annual Report 2000

(36 page PDF file;  515 KB)


Strategy documents

IFS Strategy 2011-2020

IFS Impact Studies  (MESIA)        

IFS Impact Studies measure the impact of IFS activities in developing countries and indicate opportunities for future initiatives and investment. The method of analysis, the "Monitoring and Evaluation System for Impact Assessment" (MESIA) has been specifically developed for the evaluation of the capacity strengthening efforts of IFS.

The IFS Impact Studies also investigate the research environment and working conditions of IFS Grantees, and provide an overview of national science and technology systems.

The analysis is based on data available in the IFS database, scientometric analyses of the scientific output of IFS Grantees, questionnaire surveys, and interviews with scientists and policy makers.


Published Impact Studies (MESIA Reports):

Report No. 9 (February 2009)
Science in Vietnam
An assessment of IFS grants, young scientists and the research environment

(80 page PDF file; 1.75 MB)

Report No. 8 (November, 2008)
IFS and OPCW Joint Support to African Scientists
(80 page PDF file; 1.5 MB)

Report No. 7 (June, 2006)
Evaluation of IFS Food Science Area
(64 page PDF file: 1 MB)

Report No. 6 (April, 2006)
Summary of IFS Impact Studies Nos. 1-5
(28 page PDF file; 0.2 MB)

Report No. 5 (October, 2003)
Scientific Research Capacity in Cameroon
An Assessment of IFS Support

(72 page PDF file; 0.4 MB)

[Report No. 5 in French]
Les capacités de recherche scientifique au Cameroun
Une évaluation de l'impact des activités de l'IFS

(40 page PDF file; 0.4 MB)

Report No. 4 (October, 2002)
Strengthening Science Capacity in Tanzania - An Impact Analysis of IFS Support
(108 page PDF file; 0.6 MB)

Report No. 3 (December, 2001)
IFS Impact in Mexico - 25 years of support to scientists
(156 page PDF file; size: 1.5 MB)

Report No. 2 (May, 2001)
Questionnaire Survey of African Scientists
IFS Grantees and INCO Beneficiaries

(92 page PDF file; 0.9 MB)

[Report No. 2 in French]
Les chercheurs africains: Une enquête questionnaire
Boursiers IFS et bénéficiaires INCO

(92 page PDF file; 1 MB)

Report No. 1 (April, 2000)
MESIA: Conceptual Framework and Guidelines
(38 page PDF file; 0.8 MB)

IFS Briefing Documents

1/2012:  Addressing Equipment Challenges


2012 External Evaluation of IFS

2012 IFS Prism Project Evaluation

2010 External Evaluation of IFS

2001 External Evaluation of IFS

Workshops: Proceedings & Reports

Proceedings: IFS/AAS Conference & Workshops, Nairobi, Kenya. May 2012

Other Publications

IFS Collaborative Research Grants
A complete description of the IFS Collaborative Research Grants Programme.

Breaking Fences May Make for Good Neighbours in Collaborative Research
A paper by Graham Haylor produced in conjunction with the launching of the IFS Collaborative Research Approach in October, 2012.

Developing Science, Science for Development - IFS 30 years
A booklet of stories about IFS Grantees produced for the IFS 30th Anniversary in 2002.

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