Central Data Catalog

Regional Collections

Data Science and Evaluation (DSE)

We will consolidate and expand on these research areas to address issues that will promote the field of measurement. The programs under this theme will include measurement and impact evaluations, “big data”, and the use of data science tools in robust data systems

Health and Well-Being (HaW)

We will consolidate work previously done under three units, and explore new areas to improve/contribute to the evidence base for effective intervention strategies and policies to promote the health and well-being of all people in Africa. The theme will have five programs of work: Nutrition and Food Systems; Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH); Chronic Diseases Management; and Health Systems Strengthening. A new area of work will be in Emerging and Re-emerging Infections (ERI) to respond to the COVID-19 and AMR challenges.

Human Development (HD)

We will consolidate the work in the area of human development previously done in different units to generate evidence that will promote stronger, more inclusive policies and practices for early childhood development, education and youth empowerment systems in Africa. A new area of work will be Education and Technology, to understand how African countries could leverage technology to solve existing and emerging educational challenges.

Population Dynamics and Urbanization in Africa (PDAU)

We will consolidate and expand on work in urbanization, fertility, and aging and development to address issues that will help understand migration and urbanization trends in Africa and their implications for developing sustainable and resilient cities. This theme will have four programs of work on urbanization and sustainability, fertility and aging.

Specialized Collections

Nairobi Urban Health & Demographic Surveillance System

The Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (NUHDSS) was set up in Korogocho and Viwandani (Nairobi - Kenya) slum settlements to provide a platform for investigating linkages between urban poverty, health, and demographic and other socioeconomic outcomes, and to facilitate the evaluation of interventions to improve the well-being of the urban poor.