UP Public Policy Hub

The UP Public Policy Hub (PPH) is envisioned to foster greater adoption of sustainable, evidence-based public policies in Africa by promoting collaboration between academic research and government public policy through the co-creation of transdisciplinary and policy-relevant research for better development outcomes in Africa.

The PPH aligns with UP's Destination 2026 and Beyond Strategic Plan and it is set to strengthen UP's impact on economic and social development. The Hub's research focus areas will be determined by the public sector’s needs, as well as by cutting-edge and innovative research outputs from the academic community. They will be anchored and developed within the framework of the African Union's (AU) Agenda 2063 and the United Nations' (UN) Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. 

The value proposition of the PPH is to find innovative ways to create partnerships between government leaders who are seeking solutions to pressing public problems and researchers who study those potential solutions; thus, connecting relevant evidence and expertise to the right policymakers at the right time. In other words, the PPH aims to position itself as a knowledge intermediary providing an interface between academic research and public policy to support and facilitate collaboration between academic researchers and public policy makers.

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