Monthly Archives: May 2016

AFIDEP hosts experts meeting on the Demographic Dividend in Africa

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) has convened an Experts Meeting on the Demographic Dividend in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting will take place from May 29th to the 31st, 2016 at the Dusit D2 Hotel. The meeting has been organised by the Evidence for Development Project (Evi4Dev), which is supported by

Secondary schooling a good contraception against teen pregnancy

Teen pregnancy is both a public health and education sector problem in Kenya. The recently launched 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey reported that one in five girls aged 15-19 (18.1 percent) have begun childbearing, meaning that they are pregnant with their first child or have ever given birth to one or more children.

Struggles of Kenya Parliament staff in supporting MPs to use research evidence

It is widely acknowledged that research evidence is an important ingredient of decision-making in development efforts, be they policy, programme or practice decisions. It is also widely acknowledged that research evidence is not the sole ingredient in these decision-making efforts. The context of decision-making shapes if and how research evidence influences the decisions made.