Mission, Vision & Strategic Plan

PASGR’s Vision

A vibrant African social science community addressing the continent’s public policy issues.

PASGR’s Mission

Advancing research excellence for governance and public policy in Africa.

The 2014-2018 Strategic Plan

The 2014-2018 Strategic Plan builds on a strong foundation laid over four years since PASGR’s establishment, to provide the road map for realisation of our vision of a vibrant African social science community addressing the continent’s public policy issues.

This Plan is the result of the collaborative effort of the PASGR community, comprising staff at all levels, and the Board of Directors, including a major external review in 2013, as well as periodic reviews of the programmes by staff and partners.

We are building a community of practice and thought, in excellent research and innovative high quality training, with the PASGR secretariat as a key facilitator.  Moving forward, we will seek strategic and sustainable partnerships by strengthening the existing ones and forging new ones.

PASGR’s priorities include: Creative outreach and communication to research and policy communities; rigorous, quality control across all programmes; and institutional and financial sustainability.

We hope to measure the impact of our work, not by the number of people who benefit from PASGR’s programmes, but by how evidence is translated from research into social and public policy that addresses the current and future key development needs of Africa.

Download the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan (PDF)