Policy Research

We are experts on designing, managing, and undertaking economic development policy research. We undertake strategic as well as commissioned policy studies and we provides research services to a broad range of Stakeholders, mainly the Government, Development Partners and Think tanks. Through our direct commissioning and individual contracts, our work spans the following main thematic areas of focus.

  • Trade policy and regional integration (transit trade, women in trade, cross-border trade, quality standards and sanitary and phytosanitary -SPS issues, trade in services; and trade facilitation audit).
  • Small business (SMEs) growth diagnostics (Productivity and livelihood analysis, Informal sector and Household enterprises, Competitiveness and Economic Transformation).
  • Innovation policy.
  • Green Industrialization.
  • Special Economic Zones.
  • Agricultural productivity (post-harvest losses).
  • Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) and Growth and Poverty Alleviation.

In addition to conducting policy research, we have hands-on experience in:

  • Economy wide models using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) analysis.
  • Econometric modelling and estimations using a variety of statistical software (e-Views, etc.).
  • Statistical analysis using stata, SPSS.
  • Large scale survey techniques including use of Tablets applications.
  • Qualitative analysis.