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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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Dignity, hope and security - what is a decent job according to Tunisian youth?

As we approach the end of this webinar series, we hand over our ongoing discussion on “What and when is a job decent’ to youth in Tunisia.

African Policy Dialogue update - Education reforms in Kenya

The APD on 'Education reforms in Kenya', assesses the extent to which the current education reforms address inclusion and equity in education. In this post you can read a summary of the work emerging from this APD.

African Policy Dialogue update – Productive and decent work for youth and women in Uganda

A lot of activitiy is ongoing in the APD 'Assessing opportunities for productive and decent employment and effective strategies to promote job creation in strategic agro-industrial value chains in Uganda'). Here, you can find a summary of recent outputs from this APD.

African Policy Dialogue update - Local Government Practitioners Forum in Ghana

The 'Local Governance Practitioners’ Forum' has continued facilitating dialogues with diverse policy actors to share research evidence and practice on local governance transformation in Ghana. Watch the two videos developed from the dialogues held by this APD.

What’s the latest economic research on Africa?

The CSAE conference received nearly 100 papers on topics from political economy, to service provision in health and education, to agriculture, labour, trade, and environment. This post by David Evans summarises the findings of these papers.

By David Evans and Amina Mendez-Acosta

Latest Publications

Kenya Education Sector Stakeholders

These actors are those with the capacity and power to influence education reforms from government agencies, teachers associations, research institutions, teacher training colleges, parents’ associations, donor agencies, the media and parliament.

Education Policy Scan in response to the Basic Education Curriculum Framework Principle

The report shows that although the Ministry of Education has formulated several policies to guide the competency-based curriculum (CBC) implementation of the, implementation of these policies and their positive effects on learning remain a challenge.

A dialogue on the value addition of fish in Uganda

The report shows that fish can promote agro-industrialisation due to its positive trade balance, many opportunities for value addition and backward and forward linkages with other chains.

The role of labour externalisation in fostering sustainable Agro-Industrial value chains in Uganda Dialogue

The report shows that due to few decent wage employment opportunities in Uganda, young people take up vulnerable jobs and are compelled to seek for employment opportunities in the Middle East.

Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment prospects for Uganda’s youth in the Middle East.

This Policy Brief shows that Uganda’s economy benefited from remittances from Ugandans who were employed in the Middle East.