The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) focuses on enabling policymakers to effectively access and use evidence in policy formulation and operationalization. This grant will support AFIDEP to work in partnership with the African Academies of Science (AAS) to enable AAS’s scholars to support evidence-informed policymaking. Together, AFIDEP and AAS will support scholars to both improve their engagement with government officials to apply scientific evidence and innovation into policy decisions, and also to champion the institutionalized use of evidence in government decision making in East and West Africa.
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The African Institute for Development Policy Research and Dialogue is designed to bridge the gaps between research, policy, and practice in Africa The institute is growing its work in enabling African governments to consistently use evidence to inform policy formulation, resource allocation, and program implementation to accelerate achievement 0f the Sustainable Development Goals. The institute will help advance the Evidence-Informed Policymaking (EIP) strategy goals through its work across multiple African countries to strengthen institutional systems that facilitate evidence-informed decision making, expand and strengthen the EIP field by sharing lessons from promoting evidence use, and generate and translate evidence to inform policy decisions.