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Title:A Reflection on African Policy Support Type Organisations
Author:Oosthuizen, Elmarie
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:research centres
government policy
Development and Technology
Abstract:In the context of the increasing need for policy support in southern Africa, this article focuses on policy support type organizations in Africa that can make a meaningful contribution to policy management support and capacitybuilding in the region. The author contextualizes the constraints faced by African organizations and addresses the issue of policy support requirements. Subsequently, she highlights the historical influences which have impacted on the initiation of specific African policy support type organizations and provides a profile of five of the more independent, multidisciplinary type of organizations that have been established: the Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa (Codesria), the Southern Africa Political Economy Series Trust (SAPES), the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), and the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP). Bibliogr.