HRP is the main body within the United Nations system with a global mandate to lead research in sexual and reproductive health and rights and to conduct research capacity strengthening (RCS) as a core activity.
Since the inception of HRP in 1972, the grants allocated for
institutional capacity strengthening have served as the main instrument
for promoting essential national research to address priority needs in
sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in low- and
middle-income countries (LMIC).
In order to strengthen its Research Capacity Strengthening (RCS)
and expand regional networking “The HRP Alliance” has recently been
established. The HRP Alliance promotes and funds research, training
institutional development, and networking that increases the
participation of low- and middle-income countries in the generation and
use of new knowledge for promoting sexual and reproductive health. It
aims to increase coordination and collaboration between HRP priority
research areas and research capacity strengthening efforts.
Applications from institutions and research teams based in LMICs based on World Bank classifications are invited for a Competitive Intraregional Grant
(CIR) to support research capacity strengthening and improve the
quality of care for the sexual and reproductive health services in
countries and regions.
For further details, visit the WHO website