INCLUDE Platform

INCLUDE, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, is hosting a conference on 21 November:

‘From Research to Practice: Inclusive Development for Future Prospects in Africa’


With the BHOS policy framework of Minister Kaag as the starting point, this conference identifies the do’s and don’ts involved in tackling inequality as the root cause of poverty. Experts from policy, practice and research will discuss the state of inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa, while jointly identifying the implications of the findings of NWO-WOTRO’s ‘Research for Inclusive Development in Sub-Saharan Africa’ (RIDSSA) research projects on key inclusive development policy domains.

This meeting is by invitation only; follow the #inclusiveprospects news feed on Twitter for updates while running up to the conference and live updates on 21 November.


Outline and highlights of the programme:

  • Opening by Wendy Asbeek Brusse (Director IOB) and presentation of IOB’s report ‘Transition and Inclusive Development in Sub Saharan Africa’, by Antonie de Kemp
  • Panel discussion on IOB country studies moderated by Dirk Jan Koch (Chief Science Officer, MFA):
    • Ethiopia: Assefa Admassie (Director of the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute & INCLUDE platform member)
    • Uganda:  Sarah Ssewanyana (Executive Director of the Economic Policy Research Centre & INCLUDE platform member)
    • Burkina Faso: Nicky Pouw (Associate Professor in Economics of Wellbeing, University of Amsterdam)
    • General Sub-Saharan Africa: Njuguna Ndung’u (Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium & INCLUDE platform member)
  • Presentation RIDSSA Inclusive Development synthesis by Marleen Dekker (INCLUDE)
  • Break-out sessions on key policy domains: Agricultural productivity | Skills training, education and entrepreneurship | Access to (maternal) health | Inclusive governance | Jobs and income for youth and women | Inclusive development in conflict-affected areas | Redistribution through cash transfers| Infrastructure
  • Final reflections by Reina Buijs (Director-General International Cooperation MFA), Désiré Assogbavi (UNFPA) and Marc de Tollenaere (OECD)


Find the event page to this conference here.
This meeting is by invitation only (registration closes Friday 16 November) – please email for any inquiries regarding participation. 

Photo credits: EPRC for the INCLUDE/EPRC conference on social protection

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