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Call open for proposals for our new research programme.

INCLUDE is very excited to announce the theme of our latest research programme and share some details and background about the content.

Social protection for a soft landing post-COVID-19?

Over the past two decades, the implementation of social protection programmes has seen a great increase in Africa. These programmes have been able to deliver results in terms of poverty reduction, sustainable and resilient economic growth, raising labour productivity and enhancing social cohesion.

Taxi-velo informal workers in Rwanda Source: Rwanda COVID-19 research group
The (un)expected evidence: COVID-19 and inequalities

Equity remains a challenge in policies and mitigation measures developed by national African governments. However, the COVID-19 crisis also provided an opportunity for innovations to spark.

Building forward more inclusively: mission possible?

Key messages and recommendations from the

Getting up to speed with inclusive development

The INCLUDE team’s reading list: June 2021 One of INCLUDE’s core beliefs is that so…

Latest Publications

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.

Synthesis Report: Africa’s COVID-19 Responses

This synthesis report is a preliminary synthesis of the findings of studies of the COVID-19 experiences of 12 African countries.

By Dzodzi Tsikata and Dzifa Torvikey
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.

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the future of work: could this bring good jobs to Africa?

The question addressed in this paper is to what extent could the suite of new technologies known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) accelerate the transformation by speeding up the creation of new wage jobs in expanding, higher-productivity sectors, leading to a decline in the share of people working informally, and to what extent would youth benefit?

Niger in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic

Although the Covid Pandemic did not have a huge impact in terms of health burden in Niger, response to it from the government and the public revealed the many fault-lines of Niger's sociopolitical makeup.