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 is a research organisation based at the University of Johannesburg that was founded at the end of 2016. To achieve this goal, ACE aligns all its work with the Sustainable Development Goals and the National Development Plan of South Africa. There are four strategic goals that ACE organises its work according to: 1) understand the art and science of using evidence better, 2) build strong evidence capacities, 3) support meaningful evidence communities, 4) produce rigorous and relevant evidence syntheses. The ACE team is multi-disciplinary, and ACE is the secretariat to the AEN. 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. Rigorous and relevant evidence synthesis

3. Meaningful evidence communities

4. Stronger evidence capacities