The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) aims to bridge the gaps among research, policy, and practice by enabling use of evidence in government decision making around development challenges. During this grant period, AFIDEP will strengthen a culture of evidence-informed decision making among African governments. It will do so by addressing barriers to evidence use, providing practical evidence and technical assistance to help governments institutionalize the use of evidence, and advancing learning and networking among experts in this emerging field.
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Grants to this Grantee
for a collaborative project to build, strengthen, and improve use of county data systems in Kenya
The African Institute for Development Policy Research and Dialogue (AFIDEP) is a regional policy institute that seeks to ensure that government decision makers consider the most relevant and comprehensive evidence when they make policy decisions to improve the well-being of Africans and the environment in which they live. This grant supports a project in which AFIDEP will collaborate with the African Population and Health Research Center to strengthen capacity and use of integrated national and subnational data systems to promote evidence-informed decision making in two districts in Kenya.
for a project to build and expand leadership for evidence-informed policymaking in Africa
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.