OUR FUNDING AND OUR SALARY RATIO
Our Director earns 3.9 times that of our lowest paid member of staff. It is our goal to keep this ratio as low as possible whilst still offering opportunities to those keen to gain experience on our team.
Who funds us?
Below we list all funders of ACE activities since our foundation in November 2016. Where funders have supported our team in projects that pre-date the inception of ACE, these are mentioned but not listed in detail.
With the exception of structural hosting of our Centre by the University, all of our funding to date is project specific. Our supports are listed below.
The University of Johannesburg provides our office space, as well as other structural support such as access to libraries and an academic community. They do not provide any financial support the Centre. For ACE this support dates from our inception in November 2016. For projects conducted by our team under the auspices of the University’s Centre for Anthropological Research and Department for Anthropology and Development Studies, this dates back to January 2010.
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has funded ACE through a project grant worth £70,000 from 1st November 2016 until 30th October 2017. DFID has supported our team through the UJ-BCURE grant (2014-2016), and previous systematic review grants in 2010 and 2012.
The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has funded ACE through project grant worth £175,000 from 1st December 2016 – 30th November 2017.
The South African national government Department for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) has funded ACE through a consultancy agreement worth R99,000 from January to March 2017.
We have received R20,000 in funding from the University of South Africa (UNISA) for the provision of training in evidence maps and evidence syntheses, including systematic reviews in February 2017.
We have received R12,500 in funding from the University of Cape Town for the provision of training in evidence-informed decision-making and research methods in February 2017.
We have received R60,000 in funding from the African Institute for Development Policy for the provision of training in evidence maps and evidence syntheses, including systematic reviews in November 2016.
We have received R40,000 in funding from the Campbell Collaboration for the provision of training in systematic reviews in July 2017.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has funded ACE through grant for $545,000 for support to the Africa Evidence Network from 1st September 2017 to 31st March 2019.