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RedPact - Africa INITIATIVE

Areas of Expertise and Focus

  • Urban Analytics (Linking Research, Data, Policy and Action)

Model for Linking Research, Data, Policy and Action (Complete research to policy action plan cycle).

To inject clarity into the linkages between Research, Data, Policy, Action and Outcomes, Redpact Africa had developed a self-explanatory model that links all these components and makes it easier to monitor progress and impact of policies and their outcomes.

  • Next Century Cities

The cities of the future are MEGA cities which are smart, resilient, inclusive, safe and has high quality of life. To ensure sustainable and smart cities in the future the work must start now. Redpact-Africa Initiative is supporting countries/cities to use data/evidence in configuring cities to be smart for the future by ensuring that the following components are incorporated in their long-term planning:

- Future Sustainability and Prosperity of cities

- Smart cities (Resilient, Inclusive, Safe), city that moves with time.

- High Quality of life for people and Communities today and tommorow

- Good Governance and Legislation in cities

  • Urban Observatories (National, Local, and Sectoral)



Provide Technical support in Establishment of new Urban Observatories & Capacity Building to existing National, Local, Sectoral Urban Observatories.

Indicators Framework Development:

Support the development of indicator framework that connects with the local reality, concerns and future aspirations of the city residents and supports the quest to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and other international development agendas. We provide training and capacity building on how to create comprehensive and the right number of indicators to achieve all desired outcomes.


Indicator Analysis, reporting and policy recommendations:

Indicator framework is not an end to itself. It is used to form a strong rounded foundation for data and information driven decision and policy making. This is achieved through various types of in-depth analysises:

- Quantitative analysis

- Qualitative analysis

- Spatial analysis

Information dissemination:

All these analyses can only be useful if they reach the decision and policy makers at the right time and in the most convenient and accessible manner. There are many forms of information delivery methods with both specific reach and wide reach of audiences.  They include stakeholder workshops, websites and portals, dashboard, email, brochures etc.

Sustainability strategies and Models:

Most urban observatories are established by government or government institutions and are funded directly or indirectly by the government. Studies have shown that Government funding usually do not last for long time and changes in political leadership usually affect funding. For financial sustainability, Observatories should have own sources of funding that they are able to grow and use to expand and grow themselves. Redpact-Africa INITIATIVE recommends three models for financial sustainability:

  1. Business Model

  2. Partnership Model

  3. Project Proposals Model

  4. The BPP Model (Combination of the three models)

Monitoring specific policy Impact and general Outcomes:

To be more effective in monitoring impact and outcomes, it is important to know how to conduct SWOT analysis and prioritize policy areas for better outcome.

  • Basic Sectoral Analysis and reports

It has been found that large and voluminous reports have failed to work for most policy and decision makers, many get intimidated by the volume size and fails to read to find the information needed for policy and decision making. To solve this problem, it is important to identify and prioritize sectors and produce sector specific report and analyses.

The following are some of the key urban sectors you may consider:

- Livability of Cities

- Walk-ability of Cities

- Infrastructure Development Studies

- Urban Transport and Mobility Studies

- Housing and Dwellings Analysis (Affordability and Adequacy)

- Labor and Employment Studies

- Public Spaces and Accessibility Studies

- Access to Urban Health Services

- Education Quality and Access Studies

We also help cities and observatories to create and use score cards for monitoring all these sectors and more...

  • Productivity and Economic Development Studies

It is important to have detailed studies and data to monitor the achievements of the cities in terms of wealth creation and how it's shared, or cities’ contribution to economic growth and development, generation of income, provision of decent jobs and equal opportunities for all.

  • Environmental Sustainability Studies

The Environmental Sustainability studies helps to understand the progress and the achievement of the cities in ensuring the protection of the urban environment and its natural assets. This should be done simultaneously while ensuring growth, pursuing energy efficiency, reducing pressure on surrounding land and natural resources and reducing environmental losses through creative and environment-enhancing solutions.

  • Basic Impact and Action Research Studies

We are also involved in new research to unearth new knowledge that leads to better urban policies for the betterment of quality of life and good health in cities.

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