And, because of enormous development challenges being faced on the continent, our research arm prioritizes core development issues in the region. Our research findings help in understanding the dynamics of issues like extreme poverty, youth unemployment, institutional corruption, inequality, fiscal deficits, and foreign exchange instability.
As a result of our solid understanding of these issues, our research is anchored on providing solution-oriented outcomes. For example, our report on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) discloses areas that need urgent intervention to guarantee the smooth implementation of the continental trade agreement. In the same vein, our case study of some African markets shows that the ‘resource curse’ being experienced by naturally resource endowered sub-Saharan African countries have gone beyond just the natural resource sector but also, it is negatively affecting the agricultural sector of their economies
ADSC seeks to support the efforts of governments, development organisations, civil society, and communities to address critical challenges associated with the development and promote economic growth in Africa.
Though we are open to more partnerships, we have existing collaborations with the National Institute of Public Policy and Strategies (NIPPS) in Nigeria, the Manchester School of Management in the United Kingdom, and Europe to cite but a few.
Our institution’s research areas are as follows: