Research on southern Africa focuses on policies for generating inclusive and diversified economic growth to tackle inequality, strengthening regional security, consolidating democracy, and adapting to environmental change.

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Africa Programme activities on southern Africa focus on policies for generating inclusive and diversified economic growth to tackle inequality, strengthening regional security, consolidating democracy, and adapting to environmental change.

Research events and publications are informed by inclusive engagement with policy makers, investors, businesses, civil society, and media to build a greater understanding of the political economy of southern Africa, produce nuanced analysis and generate policy impact.

The Africa Programme’s work on Angola analyses current and emerging trends in the country's politics and international relations.

An inclusive process of engagement with economic stakeholders in Zimbabwe is facilitating discussion towards a long term economic strategy. A conference in Harare in 2017 built on two past projects focused on economic reform and international re-engagement that culminated into reports on The Domestic and External Implications of Zimbabwe’s Economic Reform and Re-engagement Agenda, published in 2016, and Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement: The Long Haul to Recovery, published in 2014.

Our work on South Africa primarily focuses on the country’s regional and international political and commercial relations. In 2017, an Africa Programme publication discussed the drivers for South Africa’s Economic Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa, and South African Minister of Trade Rob Davies outlined the country’s regional trading ambitions, and their reactions to the UK’s Brexit negotiations.

A 2015 Africa Programme report Mozambique to 2018: Managers, Mediators and Magnates addressed the need for policy-makers to balance short-term needs of commercially competitive industries, with the social needs as well as the constitutional rights and expectations of the country’s citizens. 

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