Despite the many challenges faced in obtaining funding for research and innovation, research on the continent is performing well – in both citation quality and footprint. Between 2006 and 2016 the number of Highly Cited Papers featuring Africa-based authors increased by 400%. However, as underfunding of scientific research continues, increasing research growth, visibility and impact remain the top priorities for African institutions. It has never been so important to have presence, to be visible and to be relevant.
Take a look at the research output and impact of 6 East African nations and see how they compare to one of the largest, growing economies in North Africa, Egypt.