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

All the Talents: How new roles and better teamwork can release potential and improve health services
July 2012

At a time of health worker shortages and financial constraints it is more important than ever to nurture and develop the talents of everyone working in healthcare – community workers, carers and the professionals – to help them achieve their full potential and thereby improve quality, reduce costs and increase access to health services. This report reviews how health workers around the world are taking on new roles. Nurses perform tasks previously undertaken by doctors, community health workers and nursing assistants learn new skills, and patients are becoming part of the healthcare team. This skill mix change – or task-shifting or task-sharing – can have a major beneficial impact on services.

Report on Africa APPG Visit to EU Headquarters in Brussels
March 2012

This is a report following on from the Africa APPG's  visit to Brussels in January to investigate the political relationship between Africa and the EU.  Nine Parliamentarians, as well as RAS Director Richard Dowden and APPG Coordinator Victoria Crawford, met MEPs and African Ambassadors at the European Parliament, and other high ranking officials at the European Commission, External Action Service.The report of the visit included a number of key questions for future consideration, and we were pleased to be able to share this with the House of Lords EU sub-Committee on External Affairs, which is conducting an inquiry on a similar topic.  The APPG has hosted a couple of follow-up meetings to this visit, including a roundtable for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff with Nick Westcott, EU Managing Director for Africa. We plan to follow the visit to the EU with a visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa in 2013. 

DFID's Aid Priorities and Africa
January 2012

The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group report on the Department for International Development's aid priorities. The report  analyses the Government’s Bilateral Aid Review (BAR) published in 2011, which led the Department for International Development (DFID) to reduce the number of countries it operates in from 43 in 2008/9 to 27 by 2016 and questions the Government’s selection of countries to receive aid. The  cross party group concludes that the premise that DFID should operate more effectively in fewer countries is sensible, but the lack of objective criteria, the poor quality of some of the information used to select focus countries, and the lack of transparency of the process, mean the countries selected to receive aid are not the optimum choices.  The report also discusses the implications of the BAR for how UK aid should be spent in Africa.