The ACEIR research groups and members of the three research nodes bring together internationally eminent African scholars who are influential researchers in their country contexts and have excellent research connections to their respective national statistical offices.



Ghana node, convened by the University of Ghana, Legon

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) engages in a number of policy-relevant research programmes in the social sciences to generate solutions for national development. Read more



Kenya node, convened by the University of Nairobi

The Department of Economics and Development Studies aims to provide a quality university education and training through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilisation of knowledge in economics. Read more

South Africa node, convened by the University of Cape Town

The Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) anchors a number of strong research groups that undertake applied and policy-relevant empirical research and capacity building with an emphasis on poverty and inequality, labour markets, human capital and social policy. Read more

Data capacity services, convened by DataFirst

DataFirst is ACEIR’s technical partner for data scholarship development. Based at the University of Cape Town, DataFirst is an internationally recognised research data service that has been disseminating data to researchers for 19 years. Their data platform is the only one on the continent that is internationally certified as a trusted repository. Read more