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

January 18, 2021

Policy and decision-makers who are interested in submitting a request can now access a broad range of on-demand and tailor-made services.

Objective of the call

The OACPS Secretariat seeks requests from national and regional public authorities of ACP countries for the provision of policy support services:

  • to address specific R&I challenges;
  • to unlock the potential of R&I for systemic transformations to knowledge-led economies that will work towards sustainable development and poverty reduction;
  • to foster regional collaboration in R&I.

Why request a policy support service?

  • To obtain high quality and tailored advice to enhance the quality and efficiency of national R&I systems.
  • To get support in the design and implementation of evidence-based R&I policies and strategies.
  • To get advice on developing national R&I capabilities to enable the transition to self-sustaining knowledge-led economies.

Who can apply to this call?

  • national public authorities in charge of R&I (such as Higher Education, Research and Innovation ministries, national councils and committees), or by regional public authorities in the ACP countries working in R&I;
  • regional public authorities are also entitled to submit requests for services to overcome specific R&I challenges at regional or multi-country level. A non-exhaustive list includes regional organisations.

How to apply?

The Expression of Interest should be submitted electronically to:

If you require further assistance in completing the Expression of Interest, please contact the PSF Helpdesk at:

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