The objective of Akilimali Research is to inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to wealth and job creation for poverty eradication. To achieve this, we conduct and support high quality applied research, offer practical policy advice, and organize effective dissemination and debate. We also provide high-quality evaluation services on programmes and projects across a broad range of economic and social policy interventions.

We offer clients a variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection services, including surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews or experimentation – from design, execution and organization of data collections tools such as structure or semi-structured questionnaires. We use a combination of proven qualitative and quantitative techniques to undertake rigorous analysis from our experience in econometric modeling and statistical analysis.

Our current areas of focus include:
a) International Trade Policy and Poverty
b) Regional integration
c) Industrial policy and SME competitiveness
d) Labor Market
e) Private sector Development

Akilimali recognizes the importance of combining expertise and capacities of multiple disciplines in addressing complex problems. We have hence developed a strong database of associates of various expertize, and promote collaboration with a number of international and regional research centers.

Findings and reports of our analysis and research output are only shared if agreed with our funders or at the discretion of our clients.

Akilimali promotes three categories of research/studies; namely

a) Internal research. These are studies (funded/unfunded) solely initiated and implemented by Akilimali, whose findings and report can be freely shared (full public disclosure).
b) Client research. These are studies fully paid up by the client, including commissioned studies, whose disclosure is restricted (at the discretion of the client); and finally,
c) Collaborative research. These are studies undertaken jointly between Akilimali and client, and whose disclosure is determined jointly.