About Us

Our Story

Ending poverty, hunger and inequality in Africa will be impossible without the evidence needed to make the right decisions being available to the right people at the right time.

Who We Are

Local Development Research Institute(LDRI) is a private not-for-profit organization supporting efforts by governments to take practical, evidence-informed actions to end hunger, extreme poverty and reduce inequality. Since 2015 we have worked with county governments in Kenya, ministries, departments and agencies in Sierra Leone and Nigeria to advance open government and better data for decision making. Launched in April 2015, Local Development Research Institute (LDRI) is an action-oriented non-profit think tank whose work contributes to the efforts of African governments to end extreme poverty, end hunger and reduce inequalities.


How We Work

Our work is organized in three practice areas: Transparency, Accountability & Good Governance Practice, Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technologies  and Food Security & Health. Read more (Insert link here for practice area page)

Our Goal

All our practices seek to influence public policy in favor of an improved enabling environment, strengthening human capital development and mobilizing domestic financing for better development outcomes.

Enabling Environment

We support evidence-informed improvements to policy, regulatory frameworks, performance management, and the working environment to improve formulation and implementation of practical evidence-informed actions for development.

Human Capital

We provide insights on the extent and the manner in which human capital development can improve practical evidence-informed actions for development. We believe in strengthening the civil service for decisions that deliver on the country's development agenda through peer learning, accountability and citizen engagement.

Sustainable Financing

We provide actionable analysis that governments can use to better align investments from domestic resources that ensure the country is able to formulate, implement and review practical evidence-informed actions for development on an on-going basis with minimal reliance on overseas development assistance.

Partner Spotlight

We are grateful for the collaboration and support of our partners over the years who have helped us bring our vision to life.


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