Monthly Archives: September 2018

Interview: AFIDEP at EVIDENCE 2018 Conference

At AFIDEP, we believe that evidence has a critical role in development efforts. If evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) played a bigger role in development efforts, Africa would accomplish more in reducing the levels of poverty and improving people’s quality of life. From 25-28 September 2018, AFIDEP experts will join other EIDM players at EVIDENCE 2018

Can evidence solve the governance challenge in Africa?

Good Governance Strand Leader Director – Science Communications & Evidence Uptake, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), Kenya  [As published 26 April, 2018 on the Africa Evidence Network] Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, once said, “good governance is perhaps the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development”. This is because bad governance that often

Improving Performance of the Malawi Parliament: AFIDEP Conducts Budget Analysis Training for Parliament Staff

With support from USAID Malawi through the Malawi STEPS grant to Counterpart International, AFIDEP is implementing the Malawi Parliamentary Support Initiative (M-PSI). This project aims to improve the capacity and performance of the Malawi Parliament in carrying out its oversight, legislative and representation functions. M-PSI was officially launched in May 2018 and is expected

Re-Weaving Education to Meet the Demands of the 21st Century: AFIDEP at 3rd International Conference on Education

The Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies at the Kenyatta University, in Kenya, is hosting the 3rd International Conference with the theme ‘Re-Weaving Education to Meet the Demands of the 21st Century’, from 19-21 September 2018. Attending the conference as a keynote speaker at the conference opening on 19 September 2018 is

Vantage Point: Literacy, skills development, and Africa’s youth

Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist, and at the same time the demands for skills required for work, are evolving rapidly. World Literacy Day is marked on 8 September every year. The Day focuses on the skills and competencies required for employment, careers, and livelihoods, particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable skills