East Africa

Research includes political economy and debt sustainability, resource governance, and the region’s approach to foreign policy.

Key areas of research focus on East Africa include Tanzania’s foreign policy approach and constitutional politics and Kenya’s fiscal stability and external financing partnerships.  


East African states hold considerable collective potential to form a locus of stable and sustainable economic growth on the African continent.

Yet they face a diverse array of tests, such as wavering democratic resilience, resurgent conflicts at their peripheries, drought and climate shocks, an ambitious yet contested regional integration agenda, and the pursuit of economic diversification amidst debt sustainability and financing pressures.