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.


Latest News & Blogs

COVID-19 as an amplifier of youth employment challenges in Africa: implications for research

Possible COVID-19 implications on researchers conducting studies in youth employment domain during the pandemic.

By Mylene Bordeleau +2 more
From charity to fair chances: spotlight on Social Protection during COVID-19

This edition of INCLUDE’s COVID-19 news item reflects on how social protection plays an important role in the immediate response as well as longer-term strategies to reduce poverty and inequality and to mitigate against the impacts of future crises.

Job creation: a means or an end?

Job creation for youth in fragile and post-conflict settings: a means or an end?

A ‘COVID revolution’ in Africa?

Think up new principles to guide the policies made by African governments in response to the COVID-19 crisis; establish durable alliances between progressive and concerned intellectuals to support better – innovative, responsive, and ethical – government in Africa.

Hard work and hazard: youth livelihoods in rural Africa

Research that call into question the most common assumptions behind youth-specific interventions in rural areas in Africa.

Latest Publications

Assumptions in the spotlight

The brochure marks the end of the New Roles of CSOs for Inclusive Development programme and highlights how southern CSOs juggle their lobbying and advocacy roles.

Complementarities in CSO collaborations: how working with diversity produces advantages

Exploring Southern perspectives on advocacy collaborations, complementarity, diversity and Southern ownership and leadership.

By Margit van Wessel +2 more
Promoting decent employment for African youth as a peacebuilding strategy

Evidence synthesis that explores the role of decent work and political economy in strengthening the impact of youth employment programmes on peacebuilding.

Workplace based learning and youth employment in Africa

Evidence synthesis that reviews workplace-based learning schemes in Africa. Particular attention and recommendations are given to TVET and informal apprenticeships.

Young, female and African: barriers, interventions and opportunities for female youth employment in Africa

Evidence synthesis on what are the key barriers, interventions and opportunities for young women to access employment in formal and informal sectors in Africa.