Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fertility rates and the demographic dividend

Countries that achieve sustainable fertility rates are positioned to reap the benefits of a “demographic dividend.” Southern Voices Network Scholar Eunice Mueni Williams explains the goal and how it relates to economic development in this edition of Wilson Center NOW. Guest Eunice Mueni Williams is a Knowledge Translation Officer at the African Institute for

Kenya Parliament officials to graduate in evidence-informed policy-making

A unique graduation ceremony for officials from the National Assembly and the Senate who have completed a course in Evidence-Informed Policy-Making (EIPM) will be held on Monday, 1st August 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi. The ceremony will be hosted by the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and is expected to be

Kenya women Parliamentarians speak out on the need for evidence to improve legislation and governance

Members of the Kenya Parliament, specifically women, have expressed the need to close the evidence gap currently curtailing effective legislation and policy formulation. Speaking at a workshop organised by AFIDEP and the Parliamentary Caucus on Evidence-Informed Decision-Making (PC-EIDM), the Members of Parliament (MPs) acknowledged the critical role evidence plays towards enhancing their effectiveness in

Malawi Minister launches guidelines for evidence use in health policy-making

The Malawi Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Kumpalume, on July 19, 2016, launched guidelines developed to provide guidance to Ministry staff on using research and other evidence in decision-making. Speaking at the event, the Minister emphasized the important role of evidence in decision-making. He said, “through the use of evidence in decision-making, I believe