We are an African-led, non-profit research and policy institute established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. We are registered as a non-profit institution in the USA (with 501(c)3 status) and as a Non-Governmental Organisation in both Kenya and Malawi, with a mandate to work across Africa. We seek to contribute to the realisation of the SDGs and other development strategies by enabling the formulation of effective development policies and programme interventions.
An Africa where evidence is used consistently to transform lives.
We enable the use of evidence in the design and implementation of development policies and programmes.
Accountability – we are accountable and transparent in all our dealings
Focus – we are focused and objective in our work
Integrity – we strive to do what is right and do what we say we will do
Diversity – we value diverse opinions and inclusivity
Excellence – we continuously strive for excellence
Passion – we are passionate about our work