The core mission of the CSIS Africa Program is to conduct sustained and timely research and analysis on the major elements of U.S. policy toward Africa, with the aim of substantially shaping discourse in Congress, the executive branch, and among the broader policymaking community. The program also provides a platform to African opinion leaders and seeks to integrate African perspectives into the Washington policy dialogue.
Conducting research and analysis on major elements of U.S. policy toward Africa that is centrist and forward looking.
Reflections on the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit 
New York Times (article) 
Associated Press (article) 
Bloomberg (article) 
Foreign Policy (article) 
Voice of America (video) 
Deutsche Welle (article) 
In this collection of essays, regional and functional experts from
CSIS consider Africa’s current place in the world including trade
and investment, peace and security, and democracy and good
This report highlights examples of progress and positive collaboration between corporate and public actors and identifies areas where African governments can do more to make the most of current economic opportunities.
Current Projects and Focus Areas