The African Research and Development (ARD) is a social enterprise and development consulting firm headquartered in Kenya.

ARD employs evidence-based approach to designing and implementing social development interventions that resonate with the contexts and culture, which promotes disadvantaged or excluded people’s voices in the development process.

ARD works on the frontlines of social development. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by social injustice, ineffective governance, and instability to deliver participatory solutions and achieve lasting results.


ARD brings together the spirit of transforming societies, collaborations with experts in many fields and facilitating capacity development. The ARD focuses on THREE domains in pursuit of our vision including:

This operates under three pillars which are Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME), Safeguarding, Gender and social inclusion.

ARD offers training and capacity building services using various platforms, namely, through workshops, e-learning and webinars.

ARD works with partners to implement, mentor and support Community Led and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs)