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meet the PPAI Team

Aaron Atimpe

Economics Intern

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Abena Appiah-Ofori

Public Policy Intern

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Ajax Tchakounte

Assistant Coding Teacher

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Akshaan Garg

Coding Teacher

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Alois Philip Muia Ngolu

Governance Intern

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Augustus Nii Adu-Aryee

Graphic Designer

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Benita Kayembe

Economic Policy Consultant

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Benjamin Njila

Public Health Policy Consultant and Head Of Training

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Betel Woldu

Economics Intern

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Bola Akinrolabu

Climate Change & Agriculture Intern

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Charlotte Williams

Economics Intern

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Clark Azubuike

Public Health Intern

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Dr. Ashenafi Teshome Guta

Research Associate

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Dr. Marvellous Ngundu

Research Associate

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Dr. Phemelo Tamasiga

Senior Research Associate

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Dr. Ghislain Herman Demeze Jouatsa

Research Associate

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Emmanuel Precious Muhammed

Economics Intern

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Gideon Tabi-Boadu

Videographer & Graphic Designer

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Hassan Jagne

Economics Intern

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Hugue Nkoutchou (PhD)

Founder

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Jenna Buckle

Economics Intern

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Jonathan George

Economics Intern

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Kaelo Ipeleng

Economics Intern

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Kenneth Nsah

Language Editor

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Marie Grace Giramahoro

Economics Intern

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Maxime Lusalusa

Translator

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Nelly Sophia Mukwembi-Mzwimbi

Graphic Designer

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Njabulo Hlefana

Web Developer

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Nolien Louw

Legal officer

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Oratile Joyce Lesiapeto

Climate Finance Intern

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Prof. Helen Onyeaka

Senior Research Associate

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Ruth Mesfin Getachew

Economics Intern

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Soraya George

Economics Intern

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Tshiamo Modikwa

Climate Finance Intern

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Veronica Masubo

Public Health Intern

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Veronica Zivava

Economics Intern

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Yeabnesh Fikadu

Economics Intern

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Nelly Sophia Mukwembi-Mzwimbi

Graphic Designer

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Augustus Nii Adu-Aryee

Graphic Designer

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Gideon Tabi-Boadu

Videographer & Graphic Designer

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Njabulo Hlefana

Web Developer

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Ajax Tchakounte

Assistant Coding Teacher

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Akshaan Garg

Coding Teacher

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Benjamin Njila

Public Health Policy Consultant and Head Of Training

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Benita Kayembe

Economic Policy Consultant

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Veronica Zivava

Economics Intern

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Kaelo Ipeleng

Economics Intern

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Oratile Joyce Lesiapeto

Climate Finance Intern

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Tshiamo Modikwa

Climate Finance Intern

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Ruth Mesfin Getachew

Economics Intern

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Betel Woldu

Economics Intern

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Emmanuel Precious Muhammed

Economics Intern

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Clark Azubuike

Public Health Intern

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Aaron Atimpe

Economics Intern

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Hassan Jagne

Economics Intern

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Jonathan George

Economics Intern

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Soraya George

Economics Intern

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Abena Appiah-Ofori

Public Policy Intern

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Veronica Masubo

Public Health Intern

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Yeabnesh Fikadu

Economics Intern

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Charlotte Williams

Economics Intern

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Alois Philip Muia Ngolu

Governance Intern

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Bola Akinrolabu

Climate Change & Agriculture Intern

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Jenna Buckle

Economics Intern

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Marie Grace Giramahoro

Economics Intern

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Kenneth Nsah

Language Editor

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Nolien Louw

Legal officer

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Hugue Nkoutchou (PhD)

Founder

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Dr. Marvellous Ngundu

Research Associate

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Dr. Ghislain Herman Demeze Jouatsa

Research Associate

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Dr. Phemelo Tamasiga

Senior Research Associate

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Dr. Ashenafi Teshome Guta

Research Associate

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Prof. Helen Onyeaka

Senior Research Associate

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Maxime Lusalusa

Translator

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Evidence-informed policy

The prescription to help solve a problem in our community which concerns a large number of people, requires a diagnostic (research study) which provides relevant information concerning the causes of the problem amongst other things. Evidence-based conclusions are obtained and converted into policy prescriptions in an easy-to-read language to the attention of decision makers.

“We can no longer continue to make policies for ourselves, our countries, our region and our continent on the basis of whatever the westerners will give us. It will not work, it has not worked...Our responsibility is to charter a path which is about how we can develop our nations ourselves.”

—Ghanian President His Excellence Nana AKUFO-ADDO’s Speech, 07 December2017

 “only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”

— Milton Friedman

“The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.”

— Milton Friedman

“Basic institutions that protect the liberty of individuals to pursue their own economic interests result in greater prosperity for the larger society.”

— Adam Smith

“...where effective competition can be created, it is a better way of guiding individualefforts than any other... regards competition as superior not only because it is in mostcircumstances the most efficient method known but even more because it is the only methodby which our activities can be adjusted to each other without coercive or arbitraryintervention of authority.”

— Frederick Hayek

"The fundamental cure for poverty is not money but knowledge."

— Arthur Lewis

"The end of Law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom."

— John Locke

read our latest publications

Change - A new development model for African countries

June 2, 2024

The Gendered Dimensions of Politics and Governance in Zimbabwe

March 18, 2024

Leveraging Women In Peacemaking - Women And Peacebuilding In The Sahel

December 19, 2023

Leaving No One Behind: A Policy Blueprint For Eradicating Hunger In Sub-saharan Africa

November 12, 2023