Conversations on the role of evidence in decision-making have continued to gain pace in recent years and I have blogged on this here and there. Evidence, be it from research or routine data, can ensure that development decisions, particularly policies and legislation, are cost-effective, address the right challenges in the right manner, and are
Following the 2017 General Election, Kenya is now witnessing the second term of a devolved system of government, which was enacted by the 2010 Constitution of Kenya. The first term was characterised by several challenges including constant wrangles between Governors, Senators and members of county assemblies (MCAs) in seeming power struggles and alleged misappropriation
Now in it’s third year, the annual Legislative Summit is a forum that brings together Senators, Members of the 47 County Assemblies, national government ministries and institutions, constitutional commissions and independent offices, the civil society, and other devolution stakeholders in Kenya. The Senate, in collaboration with the County Assemblies Forum, established the Legislative Summit
For decades, the mass media has shaped the world’s view of what is important in our daily lives—our social and political realities—through its ability to influence information and how it is presented. As such, the media has been and still is a powerful tool in shaping our perceptions of what matters in our world today.
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) presented recent research findings on adolescent sexuality and the demographic dividend at the recently concluded Population Association of America (PAA) 2018 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, between 26 – 28 April 2018. AFIDEP was represented at the conference by Dr. Nurudeen Alhassan, a Research Fellow at the
AFIDEP and Results for All will host a two-and-a-half-day workshop between 23-25 July 2018 for policymakers from around the world to: Discuss the challenges governments face in effectively implementing policies; and Share experiences and strategies for using evidence to improve policy implementation. Participation at the workshop will be fully-funded. The workshop will: Facilitate dialogue, exchange, and active engagement among