Monthly Archives: September 2015

Africa rising: Action for African countries in order to harness the demographic dividend for socioeconomic development

The 2015 Demographic Dividend Knowledge Sharing Symposium for East and Southern Africa, the first ever, was what I would call a ‘meeting of minds’. Development experts drawn from government agencies, research institutions, development agencies and the private sector from 15 African countries converged in Nairobi from 24th to 26th August 2015 at the Safari Park

Kenyan Parliament moves to increase evidence use in decision-making

Research evidence is important in decision-making on tackling development challenges, especially in Parliament, which plays a critical role in oversight – of the Executive’s functions and – budget formulation in line with Article 221 of the Constitution. The role of Parliament as provided in the Constitution in Article 94, 95 and 96 is also