DAD Research Center conducts research to develop solutions for social, economic and political challenges in East Africa to help make communities throughout the region safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. The Department’s main aim is to produce up-to- date and accurate knowledge and analyses in the fields of politics, economy and society and inform policy makers, civil society organizations, businesses and the public on changing political, economic, social and cultural conditions of the region. The strategic plan of DAD Research Center expresses its core commitments to knowledge, advocacy and impact through collaboration, partnership, and social engagement in research.