• Innovative pedagogy for public policy

    The third annual Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) Week was held in Nairobi between 8th and 10th August 2016. MRPP lecturers from the 12 partner universities met to furth...

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  • Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

    We invite interested organisations to submit their EOI for the following opportunities by 06/10/2017: Call for Expressions of Interest to host the second Phase of Utafiti S...

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  • Internship manual for Master of Research and Public Policy

    This manual provides information on the internship component of the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP)....

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Partner universities

  •   University of Dar es Salaam
  •   University of Ghana
  •   Mzumbe University
  •   Uganda Christian University
  •   Egerton University
  •   Maseno University
  •   Uganda Martyrs University
  •   University of Botswana
  •   University of Ibadan
  •   University of Jos
  •   University of Lagos
  •   University of Sierra Leone
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Welcome to the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP)

The next generation of public policy leaders and researchers in Africa

The Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) is a new and unique collaborative graduate programme offered in multiple universities in Africa from 2014. With a dual focus on social science research and public policy (as distinct from public administration or public management), the programme is attractive to those who wish to be researchers and future academics as well as those who wish to use research as policy practitioners.

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) worked with 16 universities in 9 African countries to design the programme collaboratively. This means the MRPP is delivered using a common architecture, course content and teaching practices, with the degree granted by each university using common assessment standards and thesis requirements. As at March 2016, the programme has been launched at eleven universities.

MRPP’s vision is a programme that provides for the development of competencies in research and public policy that would generate a cadre of professionals able to work in a wide variety of settings including but not limited to government bodies, think tanks, civil society organisations, regional and international organisations, media and universities.

A Steering Committee, made up of representatives appointed by the respective vice-chancellors, governs the programme.

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