Monthly Archive May 2017

Milestone as first batch of Masters students graduate

Higher Education The graduation of 22 candidates in the first class of the collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) was a landmark achievement in 2016. The graduands at the universities of Dar es Salaam (November 8) and Mzumbe (December 2) joined PASGR’s flagship programme at its inception in 2014. Higher Education Programme (HEP) […]

Policy research has changed me

Maureen Sylvia Kusiima’s relationship with PASGR dates back to 2014. The Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) student from Uganda Christian University credits PASGR for honing her research skills to include public policy issue analysis, lobbying and advocacy. The student, who describes herself as “determined, hardworking, and self-driven” has acquired tools, design and other […]

Huge gain as PASGR earns tax-exempt status

The Kenya Revenue Authority’s granting of five-year tax exemption was a major milestone for PASGR in 2016. In a year marked by bold attempts to execute projects efficiently and effectively, the exemption starting October 31 was a major achievement. “The concession ensures that whatever funding we get will not be subject to income tax,” Finance […]

Social protection is not an ivory tower theory; it is a grassroots reality

Africa is hitting new heights in terms of its democratic process, macro-economic growth, and constitutional commitment to social welfare. However, the continent lacks the financial and institutional capacity – and in some places the political will – to honour its pledges to the poor and vulnerable. About 90% of all citizens, many of whom are […]