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.

Latest News & Blogs

Two pager series: The future of work, skills and industrialisation in Africa

Presenting the two-pagers that provided input for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs seminar ‘Globalization, digitalization and the future of work and skills’.

Foresight Africa 2020-2030: how will development priorities shift?

Reflecting on key features of the special edition report marking the 10-year countdown to the SDGs.

Moving forward in Africa’s poverty reduction: reflections from the AERC biannual research workshop in Nairobi

Authors of the World Bank report ‘Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Africa‘, Luc Christiaensen and Kathleen…

Empowering Africa’s women farmers

More than 60% of all employed women in Africa south of the Sahara work in…

The Decent Jobs for Youth Knowledge Facility: Learning, sharing, and engaging

Partners of the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth launch knowledge facility and…

Latest Publications

Small is beautiful

This two-pager shows the continued importance of formal and informal small economic units (SEUs) in…

Advancing Africa's Capabilities

This two-pager distinguishes between those already left behind in development processes due to inequalities in…

In search of structural transformation: ‘Made in Africa’ and industries without smokestacks

This two-pager tackles the issue of weak job creation in productive economic sectors. It discusses…

Towards Inclusive Partnerships: The political Role of CBOs and the Official Development Aid System

In this download you will find the final research report of the research group ‘CBOs…

By Lorraine Nencel +3 more
Civil society dynamics: Shaping roles, navigating contexts

In this download you will find the final research report of the research group ‘Civil…

By Margit van Wessel +8 more