ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. Countries, areas, or territories with a total GNI above US$ 1 trillion are not eligible for Research4Life Programmes regardless of other factors.

2. Core Offer Group A – Free Access

All countries, areas, or territories fulfilling any of the below criteria

  • United Nations Least Developed Country List and/or
  • Total Gross National Income (GNI) is at or less than US$ 15 billion where Gross National Income per capita (GNIpc) at or less than US$ 3000
  • Total GNI is at or less than US$ 2 billion where GNIpc at or less than US$ 5000
  • Total GNI is at or less than US$ 200 billion where:
    o Human Development Indicator (HDI) is at or less than 0.60 and/or
    o (GNIpc) is at or less than US$ 1500

Interpretation:
– A country, area, or territory must fulfill at least one of the four factors designated by solid bullet points.
– The last factor is a complex one. In order to fulfill it, the country, area, or territory must meet the main criterion of the solid bullet point and at least one of the sub-factors designated by the open bullet points under it.

3. Core Offer Group B – Fee-based access

  • Total GNI is at or less than US$ 1.5 billion and/or
  • Total GNI is at or less than US$ 25 billion where GNIpc is at or less than US$10,000 and/or
  • GNIpc is at or less than US$ 6000 where Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE) is at or less than 55
  • Total GNI is at or less than US$ 300 billion where:
    o HDI is at or less than 0.67 and/or
    o GNIpc is at or less than US$ 6000

Interpretation:
– A country, area, or territory must fulfill at least one of the four factors designated by solid bullet points.
– The second and third factors are complex ones. In order to fulfil them the country, area, or territory must meet both criteria listed in the solid bullet.
– The last factor is a complex one. In order to fulfil it, the country, area, or territory must meet the main criterion of the solid bullet point and at least one of the sub-factors designated by the open bullet points under it.


Eligible categories of institutions are: national universities, professional schools (medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, public health, engineering, etc.), research institutes, teaching hospitals and healthcare centers, government offices, national libraries, agricultural extension centers and local non-governmental organizations.