Evidence for Action
Our current line of work assess 1) how uneven demographic change in the past two decades has fueled economic inequality between African countries 2) how uneven fertility transitions within countries widen inequality among youth and, ultimately, in the next generation of workers; 3) which programs can best bridge current inequalities in youth’s human capital. We disseminate our work in leading academic journals, as keynote speakers at policy forums and through hosting large international conferences.
At PICHNET, we believe that high-quality empirical research is critical to both understand the needs of the dividend generation, and to develop and assess effective policies. We bring together researchers from across the world to generate evidence-based answers to pressing the pressing social and economic development questions facing sub-Saharan Africa. We also host training events to cultivate the next generation of social scientists across the region.
The dividend generation is home to the next generation of Africa's social scientists. The insights of these bright young scholars will be critical for informing evidence-based policymaking. Yet, between 2012 and 2016, less than 2% of global scientific research output came out of Africa. Access to the broader scientific community is even more challenging for scientists working in Francophone Africa. At PICHNET, we work with local, regional, and international partners to cultivate this next generation of scholars through workshops, scholarships, and funding opportunities.
"The fundamental question is can we truly meet all these (SDG) goals without leaving no one behind, or are we deluding ourselves?"
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