A key pillar of the Institute is to constantly facilitate public engagement and debate on empirical evidence coming out of research work and working paper series. This is done through:

  1. Annual Policy Symposiums
  2. Working Paper Series
  3. AnnualState of the Nation Report’

The Institute links citizens with public policy and encourages engagement of citizens with institutions of governance. However, for this to be effective, citizens must be equipped with the correct knowledge. We therefore ensure that empirical data is available and accessible to citizens by bringing ‘research’ closer and making it ‘make sense’ for the citizens.

To achieve greater impact, the work of the Institute is supported by a Public Debate and Information Dissemination Programme which is done through a number of avenues. IPAZ’s flagship semi-journal is a key output of this programme.

To achieve the desired research output on our objectives IPAZ runs a Research Program designed with two specific areas

  • Research Associateship

Research Associateship is non-remunerated and is open to researchers wanting to be involved in the Institute’s work and also tapping into the support of its wide network of researchers; they also get to be associated with the Institute whilst they are working on their research projects.

  • Research Fellowships

Research Fellows work directly on IPAZ research projects. These are usually tenable for one year but also subject to extension. Most researches are funded by IPAZ and often involve partnerships and collaborations as well. Expected output include working papers, book chapters, monographs, research reports, policy briefs and journal papers.