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

Security and Africa: An Update
November 2012

A collection of essays on developments in the field of security and Africa since the UK Government’s 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. The past two years since the SDSR have seen a number of key developments related to security and Africa, most notably the Arab Spring in the north of the continent, but also across several regions of sub‐Saharan Africa, and in the broader political environment. These developments have critical implications for security in Africa and elsewhere and we feel it is important that these issues, and what they mean for the UK and Europe, are considered carefully. This update highlights specific regions where the situation has moved on, as well as a selection of thematic issues which were not expanded on in the original report. We do not discuss explicitly the issues which are examined in the APPG’s previous report, in particular transnational threats such as piracy, terrorism, organised crime and drug trafficking, and migration, but direct readers to our previous report for a review of these issues; the lessons are very much still valid. We have invited a selection of the world’s experts to write short essays on these subjects, which serve as an introduction to the key debates, highlighting the breadth of issues of relevance to security and Africa. 

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.