Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center
Expertise that creates real impact
NOVAFRICA is a knowledge center created by the Nova School of Business and Economics of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2011. Its mission is to produce rigorous evidence to advance business and economic development in Africa. A particular focus is on Portuguese-speaking African countries, i.e., Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe.
NOVAFRICA's work creates and shares knowledge with an impact in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations. NOVAFRICA is shaped by a highly qualified team from diverse backgrounds and a broad range of areas of expertise, who produce top-quality research.
In partnership with a number of public authorities, private companies and other local organizations in sub-Saharan Africa, NOVAFRICA has been pioneering randomized experimentation methodologies to assess the impact of policies aimed at reducing poverty, promoting employment and providing equal opportunities for all. The center also promotes local capacity building activities such as internships and training initiatives and offers consulting services in its areas of expertise.