Partnerships are essential to deliver research and innovation for global health and development. Sustainable Development Goal 17 is all about this.
Yet, there is no framework, no benchmark, no standard of best practice on which to model governmental, corporate, non-profit, or academic collaborations, particularly not for international collaborative research and innovation involving low- and middle-income countries.
This is where the RFI intends to make a difference: to create a reporting system that encourages governments, business, organisations and funders todescribe how they take measures to create trusting, lasting, transparent and effective partnerships in research and innovation. We prioritize its application in global health because there are so many urgent health-related issues, but the RFI can be applied in any other setting as well.