APPG Reports

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Policy Reports

The Royal African Society with the APPG has published 11 full policy and research reports, the most recent of which is on Africa-UK Trade and Development Cooperation Relations in the Transitional and Post Brexit Period launched in February 2017.  The Government has responded to our reports in broadly the same way that Ministers respond to Select Committee reports, and some important changes in UK Government policy have followed our reccomendations.

The APPG additionally produces shorter reports based on APPG activities, for example the APPG’s submissions to Select Committee Inquiries, the most recent in February 2018 where the APPG & RAS submitted evidence to the International Trade Committee of the House of Commons and to the Trade Bill Committee based on the work on UK-Africa trade post-Brexit. Prior to that, in October 2015 the APPG submitted to the International Development Committee on the UK's response the the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and in March 2016 to their Nigeria inquiry following the report from APPG Chair, Chi Onwurah MP who had recently returned from a trade mission to Nigeria.

Links to past APPG policy reports can be found at the bottom of the page.

For information on ongoing inquiries, see Advocacy Work


Africa APPG Annual Reports (including AGM minutes and Income & Expenditure Statements):

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

2014-15 Annual Report

2013-14 Annual Report

2012-13 Annual Report 

2011-12 Annual Report

2010-11 Annual Report

2009-10 Annual Report

Report on trade mission to Nigeria from Chair
February 2016

An informal report from Africa APPG Chair following a trade mission to Nigeria in February 2016. This report was also submitted from the Africa APPG to the International Development Committee as written evidence to the inquiry into DFID's programme in Nigeria

Africa APPG submission to IDC inquiry on responses to the Ebola crisis
November 2015
The Africa APPG's evidence to the International Development Committee inquiry (for more info see here) is based on the ongoing inquiry that the APPG originally started in October 2014 regarding
community led approaches to health systems strengthening and lessons from the Ebola outbreak.
The final report is in draft form and due for release in December 2015.
During a series of Africa APPG events focused on the West African Ebola crisis, it became apparent
that the initial Ebola response was undermined by and often perpetuated a culture of mistrust
between the affected communities and the response efforts from governments and partners.
Consequently, the Africa APPG commissioned a report with researchers from Polygeia, a student-run
global health think tank, to further explore the weaknesses in community engagement exposed by
the Ebola outbreak and to examine the lessons and policy implications for community engagement
in health crises and for systems strengthening.
Research was undertaken through a mixture of literature reviews, 31 written submissions in
response to a call for evidence in addition to 7 evidence gathering meetings in Parliament. A central
component of the report was evidence collected during field research commissioned to Restless
Development in Sierra Leone and PHDI in Liberia. Researchers carried out 23 qualitative interviews
with community leaders using questionnaires designed to elicit the health needs of communities.
The Africa APPG calls for DFID and the wider development and humanitarian sectors to put
community ownership at the centre of response efforts during health crises, and more broadly of
health systems, as a critical component of health systems strengthening.


Submission to the IDC Inquiry on the ICAI report on DFID’s approach to anticorruption
November 2014

A submission by the Africa APPG to the International Development Select Committee's sub-committee on ICAI inquiry into ICAI’s report on DFID’s approach to anti-corruption and its impact on the poor. This report draws on Members' collective experiences and knowledge of the subject. For more information on the inquiry, please see here.