Linking Economic Research and Policy-Making: The Role of the AERC

"This synthesis paper deals with findings of these two “policy” studies. Each study looked at the current relationship between research and policy in countries where AERC has been involved with local researchers or policy makers to varying degrees. The “Anglophone” study included Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia; the “Francophone” study considered three CFA Franc zone countries – Senegal, Cameroun and Côte D’Ivoire. This report presents the broad findings of both studies and describes the features of the policy-making structures and processes including commonalities and differences as well as trends and recent developments; A summary of the ideas and suggestions made regarding AERC’s role in strengthening research-policy linkages."