APPG Reports

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Policy Reports

The Royal African Society with the APPG has published 12 full policy and research reports, the most recent being Visa Problems for African Visitors to the UK launched in July 2019.  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. Links to past APPG policy reports can be found at the bottom of the page.


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

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.

Democracy Soup - Letter from Lynne Featherstone
June 2014

DFID Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Lynne Featherstone, responds to the Africa APPG's report "Democracy Soup".