Africa Practice

Policy reform

To achieve policy reform you must understand policymakers’ priorities and motives, as well as any institutional capacity constraints or competing agendas.

Governments also need to sell reform. Explaining the purpose, desired outcomes and processes involved in changing legislation often determines the success or failure of the reform – whether removing subsidies, streamlining the public sector wage bill or introducing eGovernment services.

In all instances, giving a voice to diverse stakeholders in the reform process and presenting compelling economic and social rationale for change, helps build urgency and motivation for change.


  • Advocacy and campaigning
  • Coalition building
  • Content strategy
  • Policy and regulatory monitoring
  • Political economy analysis
  • Stakeholder mapping