University of Cape Town

For Promoting The Use Of Impact Evaluations Of Poverty Reduction Programs Across Africa

This grant to the University of Cape Town (UCT) would support the Africa Region branch of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). This network of researchers uses randomized evaluations of poverty reduction programs to show which interventions work and are cost-effective. The J-PAL Africa unit will (1) identify and seed opportunities for impact evaluations across the continent; (2) help design and raise funds for these evaluations; (3) train local researchers to run the studies; (4) deepen relationships with African policymakers; and (5) promote the use of evidence in policy decisions.
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University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Western Cape, 7700, South Africa
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for improving the lives of African citizens by ensuring policy is informed by evidence  
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab for Africa (J-PAL Africa), based at the University of Cape Town, works to ensure that policymaking in Africa is informed by rigorous evidence. This grant will help J-PAL Africa bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice by ensuring that evidence informs policy decisions, supporting more Africans to conduct and understand impact evaluations, and helping local institutions to design and scale evidence-informed interventions and policies. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
for mentoring writers to increase diversity and visibility in open education  
The University of Cape Town aims to increase diversity and increase participation of a wider group of scholars in the peer-reviewed Journal of Interactive Media in Education special edition on open education and social justice. This grant will enable the identification, recruitment, and provision of support for diverse authors to contribute to the journal. It is particularly appropriate to practice social justice by publishing an array of scholarly voices, both experienced and emerging scholars, and ensuring representation of the Global North and South.

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