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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.

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African women are leading the fight against COVID-19

It is no surprise that women-led countries have suffered six times fewer confirmed COVID-19 deaths than countries led by men, according to a University of Dublin study.

Building back better with communities at the center

Learning should continue beyond the limits of the classroom walls as one measure to reduce the magnitude of learning loss, estimated at 0.6 years by the World Bank by the end of the COVID-19 period.

Young Africans need more and better jobs, not more training

Africa has the world’s youngest population, a fact that some hope will mean fewer deaths and serious cases, despite the region’s health care systems being extremely underfunded.

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Digital technology to scale Up COVID-19 social assistance: what have we learned?

Especially with the constraints of COVID-19, digital technology has played a critical role.

Dreams, needs & diversity: portraits of Ghana’s Youth

It’s essential to recognize that youth is not a homogenous group in order to develop tailor-made programs in line their needs.

Latest Publications

Nnaemeka Ugochukwu via UNSPLASH
The impact of COVID-19 laws on informal workers: a review of 51 countries

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a turning point for the recognition of informal work.

By WIEGO
Implementing cash transfers

This two-pager sheds light on the use of cash transfers as part of either emergency responses or general social protection measures.

Africa Youth Employment Insights: Ghana Brief

This brief synthesizes the most relevant data and information on youth demographics, economic development, labour market data and Government of Ghana polices, as part of the 'youth employment interventions in Ghana' African Policy Dialogue.

Novissi solidarity fund: Exemplary cash transfers during Covid-19

This two-pager highlights features that contributed to the success of the cash transfer program, along with challenges and considerations for sustainability, expansion and replication.

The Impact of COVID-19 on African Civil Society Organisations: Challenges, Responses and Opportunities

This report analyses how the pandemic has affected the funding, operations and roles of CSOs in Africa.

By EPIC Africa and @AfricanNGOs