Monthly Archives: June 2016

Eliya Zulu on value of evidence in policymaking – Evidence Works 2016

Eliya Zulu of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) describes how evidence-informed policymaking can improve outcomes and increase opportunities for communities across the globe, at Evidence Works 2016: A Global Forum for Government held in London on 29th to 30th September 2016.

Africa has the demography for dividends, but will it get the policy right?

In recent years, the demographic dividend has garnered enormous traction in African policy circles, and leaders and policymakers have begun to see it as a strategy for achieving their economic growth targets. Africa has the youngest population in the world. About 43 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is younger than 15, while

Chikungunya epidemic casts its pall: what you should know

Parts of Northern Kenya have been struck by an epidemic of chikungunya, a mosquito borne viral infection. Half of the population in one Kenyan county which borders Ethiopia and Somalia has come down with the infection. There’s real risk of travellers spreading it to new areas. Professor Collins Ouma from the African Institute for