SANPAD is a collaborative research programme financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 1997 SANPAD has facilitated and financed research projects, search capacity building and research support. In Phase 3 (2008-2013) SANPAD will fund research and development projects under the following themes:
1. New approaches to Economic Development
2. Social and Human Development
3. Natural Resources and their Governance
4. Politics, Governance, State and Society
5. Identities, Cultures and Societies
6. Science and Technology for Social development
In Phase III the promotion and enhancement of research at the national and international level, research capacity building initiatives and training of human resources for research endeavours within and outside of the academic sector will be prioritised. Poverty reduction will continue to occupy a central focus of the SANPAD programme in Phase III. ... [according to site editor's information]
The main objective of ESRF is to build andstrengthen human and institutional capabilities in economic and social policy analysis and decision-making and to enhance the understanding of policy options within theGovernment, public sector, donor community and in the growing national non-governmentalsector mainly, but not only in Tanzania. ... [according to site editors' information]
IERPE is a not-for-profit educational institution conducting empirical research, providing policy recommendations and training the next generation of scholars. Its ultimate goal is to foster sustainable development in Africa through improved provision of public services. [according to site editor's information]
EPRI was founded in 1994 to support the process of South Africa's socio-economic transformation and development. EPRI is a NGO and committed to analysing South Africa's socio-economic conditions and constructing sustainable economic polices that foster job creation and redistribution while supporting sustained economic growth and macroeconomic stability. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management focuses on the advancement of governance, justice and economic development through developing and increasing knowledge and skills.
On the website you can find its research program and academic program. [according to site editor's information]
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is both a teaching and research centre at the University of Dar es Salaam. The vision of the IDS is to develop knowledge and skills that can contribute effectively to scientific inquiry into the nature, causes and impacts of global social, economic, political, cultural and technological changes on development. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy (CASASP) in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work (DSPSW) at the University of Oxford aims to assist in the eradication of poverty and building of citizenship in South Africa through high quality evidence-based social policy research and training with an international comparative dimension.
CASASP endeavours to achieve this mission in partnership with the South African Government, academic institutions, and non-government agencies who share the approach.
A number of reports is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The website of the SAIRR "is home to the largest and most comprehensive database tracking trends on South Africa. It provides a wide variety of statistical and other data on South Africa, ranging from education, health, social development and welfare to business, employment, the economy, and politics. Subscribers have full access to this website while non-subscribers have limited access to certain resources."
Trends and policy analysis are made available via a number of monthly, annual, and occasional electronic and hard copy publications:South Africa Survey; Fast Facts; South African Mirror; Special Research Projects.
Some electronic publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The HSRC is South Africa's statutory research agency. It conducts research that generates critical and independent knowledge relative to all aspects of human and social development. It supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa. The HSRC aligns its research activities and structures to South Africa's national development priorities: notably poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and effective service delivery. ... [according to site editor's information]
The IPPR is a NGO with a mission to deliver independent, analytical, critical yet constructive research into social, political and economic issues that affect development in Namibia. It has been established in the belief that development is best promoted through free and critical debate informed by quality research.Numerous documents are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]