We conduct objective expert research and analysis to inform advice and policymaking.

Our policy-relevant research presents the past and current state of play, implications for the future and options to inform policy decisions. Because of its strategic location in Nairobi, the Institute has a vantage point in monitoring, engaging key actors and conducting field-based research.

In addition to books and peer-reviewed articles in professional journals, API experts publish over 400 short articles in key media outlets and API website. Our research and knowledge is shared through:

Policy Briefs and Reports providing easily accessible analysis to inform decision-making on current challenges.

Africa Policy, API’s Monthly Bulletin and a source of nuanced perspectives and analysis by our experts and networks.

Africa Research Notes providing short articles and papers aimed at promoting further debates and analysis on issues of concern to African studies and development..

China-Africa Report, a monthly analysis of dynamics in China-Africa Relations.

Africa Thinking Series offering a platform for publishing our peer-reviewed books, monographs and working papers.