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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.

1 November 2021 / News
22 November 2021 / Policy Briefs

Wide scale antimicrobial usage in animal farming accelerates antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria which is spread onto the human population that consume the products and the environment into which livestock farming wastes are released. Agricultural authorities need to regulate the use of antibiotics in farming, in general, so that the AMR bacteria risk is reduced.

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.

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28 November 2021

RT @CARTAfrica: The @Afidep and @PRBdata are now accepting applications for their 2021-2022 Policy Communication Fellows Program. To appl…

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Recent Publications

22 November 2021 / Policy Briefs

Wide scale antimicrobial usage in animal farming accelerates antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria which is spread onto the human population that consume the products and the environment into which livestock farming wastes are released. Agricultural authorities need to regulate the use of antibiotics in farming, in general, so that the AMR bacteria risk is reduced.

26 October 2021 / Research Briefs

This rapid evidence brief summarises the key messages and recommendations on cross-border measures to contain COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, presented at the 11th KEMRI Annual Scientific Conference. The evidence summary suggests that travel-related control measures during the COVID-19 pandemic may have a positive impact on infectious disease transmission and screening-related outcomes. However, as the pandemic progresses and efforts in countries including Kenya to ensure up-to-date vaccination for travelers and community at large, vaccination checks at the port of entries might be considered.

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