The main thrust of CPRA research agenda is to bridge the existing gaps in policy development and implementation by focusing on relevant policy related research, increasing access to research findings by key stakeholders such as policy makers, private sector organizations and other policy influencers and implementers. The CPRA’s research agenda accommodates multifaceted needs for information needed to facilitate both PPDs and advocacy processes. The key focus of CPRA research agenda can be summarized in three broad thematic areas, which are:
The state of business relations covering the nature of influencing, the dynamics of public-private dialogue and public sector management
The enabling environment for growth and sustainable development of the private sector covering topics such as the barriers facing SMEs as they grow, formalization of micro-enterprises, business development services, access to resources etc.
Specific research under contract, for example, when a PSO or an MDA has a need to understand an advocacy issue in detail etc.