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Afrobarometer African-led series of national public attitude surveys on democracy 
and governance on the continent. www.afrobarometer.org

African Economic Research Consortium produces economic policy research. Most publications are policy-relevant research papers, policy briefs and working papers. www.aercafrica.org

Africa Institute for Development Policy African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank, was established to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in the areas of population change, public health, and the environment in Africa. Based in Nairobi. www.afidep.org

Africa Research Institute aims to share knowledge on what has worked in public policy on the continent. Policy voices, briefing notes, research papers etc available on website. www.africaresearchinstitute.org

Brookings Institution has a key focus on Global Economy and Development. Hosts various initiatives including the African Growth and the Center for Universal Education. www.brookings.edu

Center for Global Development focuses on specific, practical policy issues across the developing world. Wide range of policy briefs, working papers, and reports available on website. www.cgdev.org

Chatham House has an extensive Africa programme. A range of resources on the website including research work, commentaries and audio-visual resources. www.chathamhouse.org/research/regions/africa

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Founded in 1973 and based in Dakar, Senegal, it was the pioneer African social research organisation. Offers a wide variety of full text, open access research on African development issues. www.codesria.org

Future Agricultures A consortium of research organisations seeking to provide timely, high-quality and independent information and advice on agricultural policy and practice in Africa. www.future-agricultures.org/publications

GIGA Institute of African Affairs focuses on political and economic development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Founded 1963. www.giga-hamburg.de/en/iaa

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa’s statutory research agency. All research outputs provided free of charge. Focus on large scale, policy- relevant, social science research in Africa. www.hsrc.ac.za/en

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) focuses on generating and applying new knowledge to meet global development challenges. www.idrc.ca

International Institute for Sustainable Development focuses on economic law & policy, energy, resilience, water, and knowledge for integrated decisions. www.iisd.org

Institute for Security Studies (ISS Africa) produces independent research on governance and security, expert policy analysis and advice, and practical training and technical assistance. www.issafrica.org/publications

Institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies A research and teaching centre focusing on the issues of land and agrarian reform, poverty, and resource management in the southern Africa region. www.plaas.org.za/publications

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is an independent UK think tank on international development issues. Wide variety of publications available online. www.odi.org

Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) A regional membership-based and donor-supported research. You can access their publication on their website. www.publications.ossrea.net

South African Institute of International Affairs South African think tank with useful publications on topics such as economy, governance and development. www.saiia.org.za/tag/Publications

UN Research Institute for Social Development an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. Publications and multimedia resources available on website. www.unrisd.org

UNU-WIDER: World Institute for Development Economics Research a major global centre for research and policy analysis. Working papers, policy briefs, and other literature available online. www.wider.unu.edu

10 October 2016 In Resources
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