Africa Initiative Research Program
In 2011 and 2012, the Africa Initiative research program supported field-based research on governance issues critical to the continent in the areas of conflict resolution, energy, food security, health, migration, and climate change. Identified research priorities aim to inform and influence African policy and policy affecting Africa. Research produced under the program is packaged in discussion papers and policy briefs — all available for download on the Africa Portal.
Visit the Grant Recipient Profiles page to learn more about this dynamic group of researchers.
As of December 2013, the Research Program has concluded; no further calls for applications will be issued. The Africa Initiative looks forward to announcing new directions for its 2014-2018 programming, in the coming months.
Recent Africa Initiative Publications
The Africa Initiative (AI) Discussion Paper Series presents peer-reviewed, field-based research from African and Canadian researchers. The papers aim to promote discussion and advance knowledge on substantive issues relevant to policy makers and opinion leaders in Africa.
The AI Policy Brief Series presents peer-reviewed analysis and commentary, also emerging from field-based research on issues critical to the continent, and aiming to inform policy making.
Improving Participatory Water Governance in Accra, Ghana
Uganda's National Urban Policy: The Emerging Response to Poverty, Food Security and Gender in Urban Uganda
Can Development Interventions Help Post-conflict Communities Build Social Cohesion? The Case of the Liberia Millennium Villages
What Factors Influence Health Policy Entrepreneurs in West Africa?