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Africa Research Institute (ARI) informs domestic and international policymaking by promoting best practice and progressive ideas for government, the economy and civil society.

ARI shares expertise through published research and interactive events. Our innovative communications strategy is designed to present our work to a wide audience of key decision makers, institutions and individuals that can help effect sustainable and positive development.

Our work encourages debate, questions orthodoxy and challenges “received wisdom” in and about Africa. We seek to promote a nuanced and representative understanding of the continent.

ARI is the UK’s only think-tank to focus exclusively on sub-Saharan Africa. It was founded in 2007 and is strictly non-partisan.