Centro de Pesquisas sobre Governação e Desenvolvimento | Centre for Research on Governance and Development

About Us

The Centre for Research on Governance and Development (CPGD) is an independent and interdisciplinary research institution dedicated to supporting and conducting relevant, systematic and evidence based research to inform policy intervention in Mozambique.

What we do
We conduct research on democracy, good governance and development, including poverty and the market economy, with the aim of building an effective and capable state that is accountable and transparent, inclusive and responsive.

CPDG’s activities are focused on the following research areas:

  • public and (political) elite opinions
  • political institutions
  • elections and voting behaviour
  • legislatures and legislative behaviour
  • comparative politics
  • public policy
  • broad areas of governance and development 

In addition we support Mozambican scholars and practitioners to make use of the scientifically reliable data to do their own analysis and further inform Mozambican decision-makers for policy intervention and implementation.  

Why we do it

  • To promote evidence based research among Mozambicans scholars.
  • To promote evidence based public policy among Mozambican policy decision makers.
  • For Mozambican decision makers who struggle to find evidence-based information to adopt more participatory public policies to improve people’s livelihoods.
  • For the donor community who struggle to find evidence-based information to inform their projects and programmes supporting Mozambicans to govern their state and manage their economy more effectively to reduce absolute poverty.  

Our Mission
Our mission is to promote evidence-based research and public policy.

Our Objectives

  • To produce scientifically reliable data on Mozambican citizens, elites and political institutions.
  • To build institutional capacity for systematic research in Mozambique.
  • To broadly disseminate and apply systematic research results to inform policy making and implementation.  

Our Organisational Values

  • We are an independent and interdisciplinary research organization.
  • We are accountable to the public, whose trust we hold.
  • We uphold integrity, neutrality and objectivity in our work.
  • We are committed to excellence in all endeavours.