This grant supports the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation at Makerere University. The center provides rapid response services, synthesizing research quickly enough that policymakers can consider this information when making time-sensitive decisions. With this grant, the center’s team will start working with additional government agencies in Uganda. They will also provide training and mentoring to other researcher centers that produce rapid response policy briefs.
About the Grantee
College of Health SciencesMulago HillP.O. Box 7072
Grants to this Grantee
For a project to strengthen the use of impact evaluation evidence to guide policy decisions
Makerere University is a public Ugandan university engaged in teaching, research, and community outreach. With this grant, scholars from the School of Public Health and the School of Statistics and Planning will launch an initiative called Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Decisions. Their goal is to work with policymakers in the sectors of health, education, and agriculture to strengthen the use of impact evaluation in policy decisions and program implementation. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
for support of the Center for Rapid Evidence Synthesis
This grant supports the Center for Rapid Evidence Synthesis at Makerere University. The Center provides rapid response services, synthesizing research quickly enough for policymakers to consider this information when making time-sensitive decisions. With this grant, the center’s team will deepen their partnership with select government agencies in Uganda, working to infuse evidence into specific decisions, and building government counterparts’ capacity and systems to use evidence. They will also train and mentor other research centers that produce rapid response work and build tools to better measure the impact of rapid evidence synthesis work. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
for planning activities to establish a center for data technology
The grant to Makerere University will support a planning phase for a center for data technology that will contribute to solving prevailing social and economic development problems on the African continent through the use of data. The planning process will draw on the technical expertise and project experience of leadership and scholars from Makerere University’s current Artificial Intelligence lab, broad outreach with policy stakeholders and potential partners, as well as support from a set of consultants to facilitate planning from both a strategic and operational perspective.