Objectives, Vision & Mission

Our Objectives

EAPRI has been established with the following five overarching objectives:
  1. Produce & interpret empirical evidence to inform policy formulation
  2. Organize & facilitate policy dialogue to create consensus on pressing national & regional policy matters
  3. Strengthen capacity in policy evidence utilization & polical commitement for its implementation
  4. Provide state of the arts consultancy/advisory services & lead advocacy for the necessary policy change in the region
  5. Support community developing intiatives globally



To be the leading institute in policy research, capacity building and policy dialogue facilitation in East Africa.


To conduct in-depth, actionable and fact-based policy research, strengthen policy capacity and facilitate policy dialogue in order to create change agents and smoothen democratic transition in the East Africa region.

Something more About Us

EAPRI aims to fill the gap between research, policy and practice not only by providing objective policy research that influence policy agenda and choices but also by strengthening capacity in policy evidence utilization and political commitment for its implementation. 

At EAPRI, we believe in the power of critical information in building a brighter future. Our focus is on the opportunities and challenges of attaining the development visions and goals of the nations of East Africa region. Currently having our East African Office located in Addis Ababa, we are collaborating with governmental and non-governmental organizations to provide evidences that influence policy in the region. In Ethiopia, we are currently working on, among others, urban social reconstruction, youth development and employment, dialogue and reconciliation, and rural development and food safety.