University of Cape Town

For Support Of The Centre Of Actuarial Research's (CARe) Population Science Training Program

Overview
A grant to the Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe) at the University of Cape Town would support the continued training of African demographers on estimation techniques. Many sub-Saharan African countries lack reliable and accurate basic demographic data that can be used to develop and implement public policies. Alternate data sources such as the census or survey data often have limitations due to sampling or quality issues. CARe is the only African institution training population scientists to use demographic estimation techniques to overcome these poor data systems in order to inform more effective policies and programs.
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for promoting the use of rigorous evidence for policymaking in Sub-Saharan Africa  
This grant to the University of Cape Town will provide flexible support to the Africa Region branch of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Over this grant period, J-PAL Africa will work with a selection of African countries to ensure that rigorous and policy-relevant evidence is incorporated into policy and implemented at scale, including through strengthening policymakers’ capacity and government systems to absorb, synthesize, and use evidence. J-PAL Africa will also help strengthen capacity among policymakers, practitioners, and local researchers to understand impact evaluation methodology and conduct rigorous evaluations where appropriate.
for support of the Centre of Actuarial Research's (CARe) population science training program  
A grant to the Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe) at the University of Cape Town would support the continued training of African demographers on estimation techniques. Many sub-Saharan African countries lack reliable and accurate basic demographic data that can be used to develop and implement public policies. Alternate data sources such as the census or survey data often have limitations due to sampling or quality issues. CARe is the only African institution training population scientists to use demographic estimation techniques to overcome these poor data systems in order to inform more effective policies and programs.

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