ACE’S MISSION IS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE REDUCTION OF POVERTY
AND INEQUALITY IN AFRICA AND SOUTH AFRICA THROUGH THE USE OF EVIDENCE.

The Africa Centre for Evidence (ACE) is a research organisation based at the University of Johannesburg that was founded at the end of 2016. ACE’s mission is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and inequality in Africa and South Africa through the use of evidence. All of ACE’s work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the National Development Plan of South Africa. The ACE team is multi-disciplinary, and provides the secretariat to the Africa Evidence Network. Read our five-year strategy here.

To achieve our mission, ACE focusses on four strategic goals:

1. Greater understanding of the art and science of using evidence

2. Stronger evidence capacities

3. Meaningful evidence communities

4. Rigorous and relevant evidence synthesis