New research methodologies, adapted to complex problems, need to be adopted to take on the grand challenges that face the African continent. Through ADI we want to make these modern methodologies more visible and accessible.

At a simpler level, research is hampered by the fact that that research data often lies only partially analyzed. This is sometimes due to the lack of available resources, particularly appropriate and easy to use software, and at other times related to a lack of skills. One of the roles of ADI’s R-Instat and the capacity building resources, is to enable researchers to get more out of their data.

ADI intends to support people at all levels to develop their skills to take on research however complex it may be. To this end, R-Instat has been developed to cope with all sorts of data in any of its many forms.