ASADI Evaluation. In 2013, the InterAcademy Council (IAC) was requested by the US National Academy of Sciences to conduct an independent, summative evaluation of the African Science Academy Development Initiative (
The evaluation will employ a consensus committee process involving five individuals with substantial expertise in the provision by academies of independent, evidence-based advice; the African scientific-political context; the evaluation of development programs; the governance of science academies; and the administrative and financial management of small non-profit organizations in Africa. The committee includes representation from more developed regions of the world as well as Sub-Saharan Africa.
Expert Advice. The InterAcademy Council (IAC) is a multinational organization of science academies created to produce reports on scientific, technological, and health issues related to the great global challenges of our time, providing knowledge and advice to national governments and international organizations. Sound scientific, technological, and medical knowledge is fundamental to addressing critical issues facing the world today – economic transformation and globalization; sustainable use of natural resources; reduction of poverty, hunger, and disease.