Review of the MSF International Fund for Innovation and Operational Research

This review was commissioned by the International Office in order to look at the performance and effectiveness of the fund and propose recommendations about its future. The main findings highlight the added value of the fund to MSF and the unbureaucratic nature of the fund management, though it has not reached all of its objectives. While the fund has succeeded to place “innovation” as a central topic within MSF, reporting and dissemination of results remain its weakest parts. Insufficient attention is given to clear communication, guidance and follow up throughout the funding process.

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Sabine Kampmüller and Mzia Turashvili
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