AFIDEP at a Glance

AFIDEP works towards systemic actions that drive a cultural shift from low evidence use to a setting where evidence is actively sought and used routinely in decision-making so that the right investments are made towards the transformation of people’s lives for the better.

13 February 2023 / Research Reports

The Botswana DD Roadmap provides an overarching framework to guide the country’s long-term development aspirations of transitioning into a high-income status as articulated in the country’s Vision 2036. This document identifies priority interventions enabling the country to harness the demographic dividend, hence achieving the transformation enshrined in Botswana’s long-term development aspirations. 

Our Focus Areas

We focus on clarifying the implications of population change –including population growth, age structure changes, migration and urbanisation– on Africa’s development prospects.
This is an area of our work that aims to promote and nurture strong health systems in African countries in order to make significant progress on persistent health challenges as well as emerging epidemics such as non-communicable diseases, antimicrobial resistance, neglected tropical diseases and many others.
Our work on this theme focuses on synthesising and translating evidence and promoting its use in order to enhance the prioritisation of education and skill development and guide operationalisation of education reforms to turn Africa’s youthful population into a driving force for socioeconomic transformation and development.
Our work on this theme focuses on support African governments to apply systems thinking and planning in their efforts to address the challenges posed by the combined effect of rapid population growth and climate change on the continent.
Our work on this theme focuses on strengthening capacity for evidence-informed decision-making as a mechanism for enhancing better governance and accountability in service delivery and use of public resources. We also look at the intersection of governance with gender equality.
Gender equity is a cross-cutting theme across all of our programmes. We place great emphasis on understanding how to accelerate gender equality, how to address barriers to female participation in all spheres of life, and how to improve health and economic outcomes for girls, boys, men and women.

Our Objectives

In order for Africa to achieve sustained, equitable development, the decision-making practices— especially in the public sector —should be underpinned by evidence. This requires a culture of consistent evidence use, especially in the public sector.
While supporting African governments in policy formulation, we have identified gaps in the use of evidence for priority-setting, programme implementation and performance management. Policymakers’ requests for evidence to help them move from policy formulation to prioritisation of interventions further confirms the existence of these gaps.

AFIDEP @Afidep
23 March 2023

🔊 Policy Dialogue Ongoing panel session: Concrete actions towards increasing domestic #healthfinancing and improvi… https://t.co/Jx9TeXBv3c

Get insights and perspectives on development issues relating to AFIDEP’s work from our Executive Director.

Recent Publications

13 March 2023 / Fact Sheets

This factsheet presents Kenya’s adolescent sexual and reproductive health status and trends. The main data source is the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS). Where the data are drawn from elsewhere, we acknowledge the source of data on the specific chart and summary of the data.

22 February 2023 / Fact Sheets

Access to quality healthcare remains a major challenge in Africa. To address this problem, African countries have made a raft of commitments to increase their allocations to health. Among these commitments are the 2001 Abuja Declaration where countries committed to allocate 15% of their annual budgets to health, and African Leadership Meeting (ALM) got member states to commit to increasing their domestic allocations to health and tackling the persisting inefficiencies in spending health budgets.  

Latest Multimedia

Upcoming Events