The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) supports the production and dissemination of policy-relevant research, designs and delivers professional development courses for researchers and policy actors, and facilitates a collaborative higher education program across African countries. Under this grant, PASGR will foster ongoing communities of research and policy actors in three thematic areas in Kenya and Rwanda. These Utafiti Sera communities will prioritize policy questions, identify and fill research gaps to respond to these questions, and draw on research findings to inform policymaking.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Utafiti Sera program to connect researchers and policy actors in East Africa
The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, nonpartisan pan-African not-for-profit organization. Currently engaged in more than 25 African countries, PASGR’s mission is to advance research excellence for governance and public policy in Africa. This grant will support PASGR’s Utafiti Sera program, which creates and supports research-to-policy communities to promote and support evidence-informed policy decision making. These Utafiti Sera communities bring together scholars, government officials, and civil society leaders working in specific sectors in Kenya and Rwanda to collaboratively prioritize policy questions, identify and fill research gaps to respond to these questions, and draw on research findings to inform policymaking. The Utafiti Sera approach prioritizes strengthening a culture and practice of evidence use among government partners in these countries and sharing learning about this with the broader evidence-informed policymaking field. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
for strengthening institutional branding, visibility, and results reporting
for coordinating input from African researchers on the post-2015 global development goals
The active participation of leading thinkers from developing countries is essential to the success of the post-2015 global development goals process. The goal of this grant to the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research is to bring together a diverse group of African researchers and academics from think tanks and universities across the region, enabling them to engage in discussion and generate consensus on which post-2015 approach or approaches appear to best serve African needs and circumstances.