Monthly Archives: September 2017

AFIDEP at the 2017 Malawi Research Conference

The University of Malawi (College of Medicine) shall be hosting the 2017 Malawi Research Conference from 1 to 4 October 2017. The conference shall be held at the Makokola Retreat, Mangochi, Malawi. AFIDEP’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliya Zulu shall be leading a plenary session on Practicalities of traversing institutional and individual level bottlenecks to

Launch of video on youth and the Demographic Dividend: What does the future hold?

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) recently participated in the launch of an advocacy video titled “We are Kenya’s future: Investing in young people for stronger growth and prosperity”. The launch, which took place on 19th September 2017 at the Heron Court Hotel, pulled together a combination of policymakers from health, education, agriculture,

Evidence, African Institute for Development Policy, Policy making, Education,

Decision-making from the middle: The trials of an African technocrat

African technocrats are among the most under-appreciated and vilified professionals on the continent. Yet, despite being caricatured as unqualified, inept, lazy, corrupt, and even partisan to political interests, they still play a decisive role in decision-making, policy development and programme implementation with notable impact for the socio-economic development of their countries. At AFIDEP, we

Development Effectiveness, AFIDEP, Farming, Fishing, Fish Farming

AFIDEP at the 3rd High Level Forum on Development Effectiveness in Malawi

On 20 September 2017, the Malawi Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development will host the 3rd High Level Forum on Development Effectiveness in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Forum, which brings together government, development partners, civil society, academia, and the private sector, shall be held at the Bingu International Conference Centre. The forum’s theme is

Kenya’s parliamentary caucus for promoting evidence use: What did we learn?

The work of parliament –including scrutinising budgets, draft policies and laws, and representing the interests of their constituents– is dependent on access to quality information. Members of Parliament (MPs) need information to be able to critically review, challenge or enrich government’s budget proposals. They need information to review, debate, and input into draft policies