Contribution and impact

What is FinCEAL's contribution to the Finnish research landscape?

FinCEAL Plus reports and policy briefs on Finnish science, technology and innovation collaboration with Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean region (2018)


In 2018, the FinCEAL team produced empirical reports that collate and synthesize the expertise gathered regarding Finnish science, technology and innovation collaboration with Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean region. Find out the driving factors, opportunities and the bottlenecks to Finnish STI cooperation with the three regions in these reports and related policy briefs. For a summary of the main findings regarding all three regions, check out the FinCEAL Plus Joint Policy Brief summary.

FinCEAL Plus Africa

FinCEAL Plus Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

FinCEAL Plus Asia

External assessment (2018)


UniPID and the University of Jyväskylä ordered an external assessment of the FinCEAL Initiative with the aim of evaluating the achievements of the initiative against its goals and objectives; and assessing FinCEAL's contribution to enhancing research and innovation cooperation with the target regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. The external assessment was carried out by Osaile company under the leadership of Leo Pekkala. For an understanding of the FinCEAL Initiative, its achievements and shortcomings between 2013-2018, read the full assessment report here: FinCEAL Initiative 2013-2018 External Assessment

Green Paper (2020)


Based on the discussions at a public FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES seminar held in November 2019, the FinCEAL team produced a Green Paper titled "Partnerships for Transformation towards Sustainable Pathways - Research and Innovation Collaboration between Finland and Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean for the SDGs." The Green Paper argues that Finland must place greater emphasis on policy coherence, resourcing, and utilizing research data for decision-making to become a global leader in addressing the SDGs. The full Green Paper is available here, and a shorter version here.


For more information on the outcomes and development of the FinCEAL initiative, please see also the e-booklets produced from the outcomes of the first two project periods 2013-2014 and 2015-2016: