Support for Analysis and Research in Africa SARA

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The SARA Project is operated by the Academy for Educational Development AED with subcontractors Tulane University, JHPIEGO, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Population Reference Bureau. SARA is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development. (Scroll down to bottom on about).

Tech areas; Staff; African partners; Publications;
Address: SARA Project, Academy for Educational Development AED, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20009 USA;

About: The Support for Analysis and Research in Africa (SARA) project is managed by the Academy for Educational Development. The first SARA contract ran from 1992-1999; the current contract runs through September 2005.

The SARA project supports the work of USAID’s Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD) to improve policies and programs in health and basic education. Together, AFR/SD and SARA aim to improve the link between research, policy development and program design and implementation in Africa by promoting the use of information in policy and program development, and by identifying information gaps.

The project fosters the use of state-of-the-art information in child survival, nutrition, reproductive health and population, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and basic education. SARA carries out research, analysis, dissemination, and advocacy activities in collaboration with regional African institutions and networks, joining with other projects or agencies wherever possible.

SARA project goals are to:

  • Assist AFR/SD with the development and management of its Strategic Objectives and results
  • Increase the use of research and information through dissemination and advocacy in priority areas of AFR/SD concern
  • Develop linkages with African institutions that foster capacity-building, as well as produce quality research, analysis, dissemination, and advocacy
  • Implement activities in research, analysis, and dissemination, for which SARA has a comparative advantage and that complement the efforts of other projects and donors
  • Develop and promote the use of generic tools/instruments to improve the practice of programs in health and education.

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