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Making knowledge work for inclusive development

We are a Dutch-African platform that promotes evidence-based policymaking on inclusive development in Africa through research, knowledge sharing and policy dialogue.

COVID-19: challenging inclusive development in Africa

A dedicated page to share knowledge on how the coronavirus pandemic and related interventions are likely to affect development programmes and the livelihoods of people in Africa.

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‘The cake is in Accra’: urbanization and youth rural-urban migration in Ghana

While many youths move to the cities in search of employment, the lifestyle of the capital is also crucial to youths’ successful social status. Furthermore, moving to the capital is generally not a strategic choice for youths to exit agribusiness.

What about the successes? Positive lessons from Africa’s COVID response in 2020.

Ideas and assumptions have begun to shift around vulnerability, the formal-informal divide, local-global, fundamental skills and investments, the role of different actors, and even what it means to be developed or developing.

Creative ways organizations solicit feedback from youth in employment programs

A summary of a Knowledge Brief recently published by Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE), which identifies how technology can help practitioners listen to youth before and during a program’s implementation.

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By Ana Cardenas +3 more
COVID-19 reaffirms the importance of good governance and effective states in Africa

To enhance effective governance, states should start by addressing governance deficits and redefining and prioritising improvement of state-society relations, as well as revitalising the social contract.

Dignity, personal development and self-employment – What is a decent job according to Rwandan youth?

The summary of the second webinar, this time in Rwanda, in a series that aims at bringing youth voices in policy dialogues on decent work in Africa.

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By Joseline Tuyisabe +2 more

Latest Publications

INCLUDE's backbone: 2020 publications

In their activities for their respective organization or institution, our platform members have published a number of knowledge products in 2020. Find them in this overview.

The short-term impact of COVID-19 on Ethiopia’s economy through external sector channels

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to considerably affect the Ethiopian economy directly and indirectly due to global shocks and to the different restrictive preventative measures the country is taking.

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Ongoing momentum for 'Assumptions programme' findings

This research update lists some of the scientific papers that build on the New Roles of CSOs for Inclusive Development projects’ work.

Ongoing momentum for INCLUDE research programme findings

New research output building upon INCLUDE's research programme looking into social protection, productive employment & strategic actors for inclusive development that ran from 2014-2018.

Where is the money coming from? Ten stylized fact on financing social protection responses to COVID-19.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 health crisis, and associated stringency measures, governments have acted in support of businesses and individuals by activating fiscal stimulus measures and introducing or expanding social protection programs.

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By Ugo Gentilini +5 more