About Us

Driving Change on a Global Scale

AfriCatalyst is an independent, global development advisory firm working to promote initiative, evidence-based solutions to Africa’s development challenges.

Relying on our pool of experts with rich careers in global development affairs, we strive to build partnerships with local and global actors to achieve our goal of transforming the continent.

Our Vision

To be a center of excellence in global development advisory and partnership building.

Our Mission

At AfriCatalyst, our mission is to partner with development actors in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to help achieve shared priorities and shape positive development outcomes in Africa.

Our Values

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Act boldly

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Speak honestly

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Work transparently

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Engage with humility

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Foster diverse voices

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Support people and nurture growth

Our Capabilities

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Development Finance

We catalyze, encourage, and support expansion of public and private investment in physical development, redevelopment, business, and industry.

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Green Finance

AfriCatalyst is a champion of addressing climate injustices that disproportionately hurt the Global South. We also lead efforts to transition towards a green economy.

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Debt Sustainability

Our expert team uncovers innovative ways of dealing with the debt challenge in Africa, as well as gauging the feasibility of projects funded by foreign debt.

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Private Sector Development

Cognizant of the role the private sector plays in Africa’s transformation, we continue to explore how nations can improve the ease of doing business, create strong foundations for entrepreneurial support, and leverage on free trade agreements such as the AFCFTA.

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State Fragility

AfriCatalyst’s team of experts digs deep to explain how state authorities can build strong independent institutions to avert periodic cases of conflict or military takeover. We also provide data-led analysis on how states that have been afflicted by conflict can best carry out reconstruction.

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Public-Private Partnerships

We explore the potential impact of Public-Private Partnerships and provide solutions to obstacles that prevent them from flourishing.

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Public Health Risk Management

The COVID-19 pandemic illustrated the vitality of nations taking serious efforts to build disaster risk preparedness. AfriCatalyst’s team is there to provide data-led approaches in building resilience.

News and Insights

Explore the AfriCatalyst newsroom and media center and join the conversation on innovation and social impact for African communities, as we explore the most pressing issues of our time.