From 15 to 19 October, 2018, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) held a 5-day training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) on policy engagement and evidence uptake for the benefit of country coordinators and research fellows working under the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control(PIIVeC) programme, in addition
Reports of increased tuberculosis (TB) infections in Malawi prisons call for urgent systemic and policy action to improve living conditions in prisons across the country. Six cases of multidrug resistance TB (MDR-TB) have been reported, posing a high risk of a surge in MDR-TB cases in Malawi.
A workplace without violence against women would look like a place where women feel safe, respected, and celebrated as individuals and professionals. It is a place where women do not have to tolerate inappropriate, sexual, or discriminatory remarks by others. Rather, women know that they can confidentially report and seek help if they ever
Having worked most of my work-life (since 2002) promoting and facilitating the use or consideration of evidence by policymakers in decision-making processes, I get very surprised when I encounter scientists who still believe and argue that scientists should steer clear of politics in their efforts to support the use of their evidence in decision-making.
The concept of peer learning has its roots in the classroom and can be best described as a reciprocal two-way sharing of knowledge, ideas, and experiences. Outside of a classroom context, peer learning-focused exchanges can take place through formal or informal networks of groups or individuals who have a shared history or purpose. Peer
Billions of dollars are spent on development programmes each year. Yet, programme managers and policymakers have to make decisions on a daily basis on how to spend this sizable amount of funds with incomplete information. In contrast, while more than 2,500 impact evaluations on development programmes have been published since the year 2000, there