Research lies at the heart of the Centre. We conduct policy relevant research across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, seeking to answer specific questions, offer deeper understanding of complex issues and develop solutions to challenges.

The Centre produces two types of research documents for limited and public circulation: Policy Briefs and Special Reports. Policy Briefs focus on a specific issue, country or question and offer accessible analysis and policy proposals in under 4,000 words. In contrast, Special Reports aim to delve deeper into the studied phenomenon and offer accessible, yet informative, resources in approximately 40,000 words.

The Centre will release ten Policy Briefings throughout 2016 on a wide range issues, which can be seen on the News page.