The Africa Programme is a world-leading centre for independent policy research with a global reputation for influential and reliable analysis. We provide thought leadership on African politics and socio-economic change.

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  • Conducting policy research;
  • Publishing and widely disseminating freely available analysis;
  • Convening outcome-orientated debates with world-renowned experts on issues pertinent to African states’ national, regional and international politics;
  • Providing media comment to support informed reporting by international news agencies.

Research focus

We provide expert, country-specific policy research focused in the following areas:

  • Elections and Political Systems;
  • Foreign Relations and Africa’s Agency in the International System;
  • Inclusive Economic Growth, Governance and Technology;
  • Peace and Security;
  • Sustainable Resource Governance.

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