The road-maps are a direct follow-up of the evaluation of RCN and the government's latest White Paper on research. The purpose of these road-maps is to strengthen collaboration efforts towards these priority countries. They contain a description of the various research systems and analyse the countries' strengths and weaknesses in STI. They also point out the themes and instruments that are particularly relevant for Norwegian research in the years ahead. The Norwegian version of the road-map was published in October last year.