REPOA was established in 1994 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) under the name of “Research on Poverty Alleviation Programme Limited” and registered as a company limited by Guarantee not having share capital. In October 2014 the name of the organization was changed to REPOA Limited in order to reflect its broader mandate without losing the brand name already established.
Following The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Act, 2019, which amended the NGO Act No 24 of 2002 and the Companies Act (CAP. 212), REPOA was re-registered in July 2019 as an NGO, subject to the provisions of the NGO Act No. 24 of 2002 and its subsequent amendments. The effects of these regulatory changes relate mainly to the mechanism of reporting and accountability to a different government authority, and the requirement for renewal of registration every ten years. The objects of the organization as stated in REPOA’s Constitution remains principally the same as before.
REPOA’s STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2020-2024
The aim of SP 2020-24 is therefore to translate the new Vision and Mission of REPOA into a plan of action over the next five (5) years, commencing from year 2020 to a level of performance consistent with the expectations of its Directors, Management, employees and key stakeholders.
The organization’s new Vision and Mission are stated as follows:
To be the leading research institution in the region in the production and dissemination of knowledge that contributes to improving the lives of people by influencing socioeconomic policies.
To engage in policy research and dialogue that promotes socioeconomic transformation for inclusive development.