African countries need to invest in research and development to boast local solutions and innovations that will spur inclusive and sustainable development.

The idea that Africa’s development depends critically on science, technology and innovation is embodied in the African Union’s Agenda 2063. The agenda emphasises economies that are led by innovation and driven by knowledge.

By investing in research, African countries will be investing in innovative strategies to address sustainable development challenges currently hampering development.

To this end, ADRES Group taps into this opportunity by focusing on research. This will unlock Africa’s growth potential and set a course for a future of shared prosperity.

Through research, we aim to shape evidence-based policy for quality and inclusive growth in Africa.

Thematic Areas

ADRES Consulting Group has identified the following core research themes:

  1. Building African States Capability

We research strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organisations to execute and implement—which is at the core of the success or failure of many development initiatives in Africa.

  1. Evidence for Policy Design

We work to improve citizen well-being by designing and enabling better policy. We use the best available empirical evidence to help policy actors deliver public services more effectively, efficiently, and sustainably.


Our Research Objectives

Our research objectives are to:

  • Generate knowledge pertinent to African Development for use by policy analysts and policy makers
  • Promote links between research and policy
  • Enhance the capacity of locally-based researchers to conduct policy-relevant research
  • Strengthen engagement between African researchers, development strategies, evaluators and policy makers

Our Focus Areas

Aid, aid effectiveness, grant management, cash transfers, remittances, economic development and policy, financial inclusion, financial regulation, tax, social protection, trade, private sector, regional integration, tourism, jobs and livelihoods, markets, infrastructure.

Adaptation, agriculture, agricultural policy, climate, climate change, climate finance, environment, food, food security, forests, green growth, land, natural resources, natural resource management, sanitation, urbanization, water.

State, state led development, corruption, fragile states, elections, political economy, devolution, political systems, politics.

Education, sexual and reproductive health, health policy, social exclusion, gender, gender based violence, social policy, sustainable development goals.

Civilian security and protection conflict and violence counter-terrorism disasters disaster response disaster risk reduction displacement foreign policy fragile states human rights humanitarian humanitarian policy humanitarian systems international humanitarian law migration and refugees’ resilience security.

Population growth, youth unemployment demographic dividend.

How can we help you?

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We continue to work with FSD Africa to strengthen their communications across the FSD Network ( FSD Zambia, FSD Tanzania, FSD Uganda, FinMark Trust – South Africa, EFInA – Nigeria, Enterprise Partners – Ethiopia, Access to Finance Rwanda, FSD Kenya and FSD Mozambique).

, Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa)

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