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

Strengthening Parliaments in Africa
October 2009

The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group's report on African legislative assemblies examines the opportunities for improving UK support to African parliamentarians; The report concludes that while the practices and experiences of non-African parliaments and other parliaments within Africa are useful for Africa's respective parliaments, they must be tuned or adapted to local realities. 

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.