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

How Joined Up is Whitehall?
October 2009

This Africa All Party Parliamentary Group examined how effective the co-ordination between various UK government departments were in delivering on their development agenda and support to African countries; the report research was undertaken following then Prime Minister Tony Blair's 'Commission for Africa' which highlighted the damage rich countries' policies had on Africa, as well as how they could support reform. The report commended UK government departments efforts on Aid, Trade and Debt Relief and encouraged more co-ordinated action on tackling areas such as corruption, bribery, and 'brain drain' or loss of human resources to UK services in the National Health Service and other sectors. 

The Other Side of the Coin
March 2009

A report from The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group on corruption and money laundering and its impact on development and economic prosperity in Africa; the report examines the responsibility of the UK to combat corruption and money laundering. The report identified three areas of action for the UK, including tackling the supply side of corruption - bribe payment and mechanisms in international trade and credit that facilitate corruption; safeguarding aid to ensure it does not become caught up in corruption and rigorous enforecement of existing laws and sanctions against international corruption.