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The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Secretariat is glad to announce the launch of the Policy Support Facility (PSF), an innovative mechanism to boost research and innovation (R&I) in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

As a key component of the new OACPS Research and Innovation Programme, the PSF provides national or regional public authorities from ACP countries (in charge of R&I and higher education) with services delivering practical support to:

  • improve the design and implementation of evidence-based R&I policies and strategies;
  • develop national R&I capacities needed to make the transition to self-sustaining knowledge-led economies;
  • foster collaboration opportunities between R&I institutions, businesses, academia and civil society organisations to unleash their innovation potential.

It is now possible to submit an Expression of Interest to request a policy service!

Policy and decision-makers who are interested in submitting a request can access a broad range of on-demand and tailor-made services. High-level experts with hands-on knowledge in relevant R&I fields and in ACP countries will be invited by the PSF to carry out these services.

Please consult the following documentation related to this Call for Expressions of Interest:

For a general presentation of this innovative tool, please watch the PSF video or read the OACPS R&I PSF Brochure.

For more information, you can visit the webpage of the Programme or contact the Technical Assistance Unit supporting the OACPS Secretariat in implementing this Programme, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.