Our goal is to scale-up our influence on global infrastructure policy and practice to promote sustainable social, climate and economic impacts that contribute towards the elimination of poverty. To do this we work across the following areas:
EAP improves infrastructure governance by developing policy, research, practical guidance and training for government, private sector and civil society. Our guidance, support and the convening of these actors empowers them to improve transparency, participation and accountability in the sector.
Transparency, accountability and anti-corruption
We work with governments to develop policies and establish systems for analysing and disclosing data. We also work with multilateral development banks, companies and civil society organisations to use the data disclosed by governments to exercise accountability and drive practical improvements. We develop toolkits and guidance materials and provide training on anti-corruption.
Social value and workers rights
EAP maximises the social value of infrastructure investments. We help our government, private sector and civil society partners to understand societal needs based on research, policy and practical guidance and deliver effective solutions. This enables them to balance economic efficiency with societal and environmental benefits.
We also improve the rights of construction workers by identifying practical ideas grounded in our research to ensure they are paid in full, work in safe conditions and have freedom of employment. Our approach helps reduce the risk of modern slavery and improves the efficiency and oversight of supply chains.
Gender and social inclusion
EAP improves gender and social inclusion by working with national and regional partners to support the professional development of young and female engineers in Sub-Saharan Africa. We also research and develop guidance to promote a more inclusive sector and to amplify the voice of females and others so that infrastructure responds to the needs of marginalised communities.
We have a long track record of supporting engineering capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes researching the engineering needs, training engineers in occupational health and safety and building the capacity of universities and professional engineering institutions to become more diverse, increase their impact and better articulate the views of the profession.
Climate and resilience
EAP brings a unique transparency lens to the climate challenge. We do this by supporting partners to develop tools that connect infrastructure, environmental and climate risks. This helps them to mitigate the impact of extreme weather events and adapt to deliver resilient infrastructure.