We believe in the words of   Sir Harold Hartley that ‘The best insurance policy for the future of an industry is research, which will help it to foresee future lines of development, to solve its immediate problems, and to improve and cheapen its products’

The research division is the engine that runs ACCPR. The department is heartbeat of the Centre! We believe every strategy, legal; policy and communications proposal must be grounded in unshakeable and verifiable research. We advocate for evidence-based programming and we work to ensure that amidst all other considerations; inter alia, political, financial and social aspects in policy and legal formulation processes, evidence and facts are not relegated, or forgotten at worst. Our research division, and by extension ACCPR, focuses on:

 

Governance and Human rights research

Governance and Human rights research

We undertake governance and human rights research and policy analysis from a Rights Based Approach (RBA). We apply human rights lenses to the domains of policy, legal and institutional reforms; devolution; public participation; rule of law; security sector reforms and conflict management.

Social Sciences research

Social Sciences research

We undertake comprehensive objective research, policy analysis, strategic frameworks and capacity building on socio-economic issues. Under this domain, ACCPR is primarily concerned with education and skills development; health and well-being; population dynamics; social protection and inequalities.

Productive and Environmental research

Productive and Environmental research

In productive and environmental research, we align our interventions with the words of David Jaber that “If the long arc of history bends toward social justice, it also bends toward environmental justice and ecological sanity.”

We undertake research and policy analysis to inform production and environmental interventions for sustainable development. In this area, ACCPR specializes in the domains of food security, climate change, agribusiness and the extractives industry.