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

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…

Linking business performance with sustainable job creation – the evidence is here!

Private sector development (PSD) interventions alone will not automatically create the (better-quality) jobs needed for…

Latest Publications

Policy options for inclusive educational reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

Following our two-pager which summarises the remaining gaps within education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, this…

Starting from the South: advancing Southern leadership in civil society advocacy collaborations

This policy brief is the result of collaboration between Wageningen University & Research, Indian Institute…

By Margit van Wessel +8 more
How and why economic inequality matters for inclusive development

The costs of extreme inequality are increasingly being acknowledged in development agendas for Sub-Saharan Africa.…

Narratives that Matter: Community Led Research, Activist CBOs and Development Aid in Nairobi

This book is one of the outcomes of a collaborative research project entitled ‘CBOs within…

By HOYMAS and Ghetto Foundation
Navigating possibilities of collaboration: how representative roles of diverse CSOs take shape. A literature review

This literature review was conducted in the context of the research programme ‘New roles of…

By Margit van Wessel +7 more