Strategic Plan 2017-2021 Posted on June 14, 2019 (October 25, 2019) by APHRC Admin The 2017-2021 Strategic Plan is a dynamic blueprint that sets the course for APHRC for the next five years and beyond. It is a roadmap for broader and deeper engagement in our signature areas of interest as we continue in our second decade as a premier research institution and think tank in Africa. Our goals, supporting our vision and mission and illustrating the organizational values that sustain and drive us, are to: Become a continental model for robust, policy-oriented, rigorous multidisciplinary research that emphasizes synergy and collaboration. Significantly strengthen and grow the base of research leaders that assure development of the next generation of researchers and academics on the continent. Become a leading independent research institution, with signature areas of interest, providing open access to quantitative and qualitative data for setting targets and tracking progress toward national and global development goals. Be a leader in clarifying the complex challenges Africa faces in its development and developing effective solutions for these. Gain prominence as a thought-leader and influencer in providing solutions to the challenges impeding development in the region.