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.
About the Grantee
University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Western Cape, 7700, South Africa
Grants to this Grantee
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.