The state of evidence use in the Kenyan Parliament

The legislative authority of the Republic of Kenya is derived from the people and is vested and exercised by the Parliament at the national level and county assemblies at subnational levels in accordance with the country’s Constitution. For Members of Parliament (MPs) to undertake the functions of Parliament of representation, oversight, legislation, and appropriation

Evidence use in African Parliaments: Lessons from AFIDEP’s work

Given ongoing reforms over the last two decades, parliaments in Africa are increasingly playing an important role in development efforts. This is the reason why AFIDEP prioritises parliaments in its efforts to support government institutions to improve policy and investment decisions for more effective development. At national level, we have worked with the Parliaments

Lessons from AFIDEP’s pioneer work in strengthening capacity for evidence use

With funding from DFID, AFIDEP implemented one of the pioneer programmes aiming to strengthen individual and institutional capacities and leadership to increase demand and use of evidence in decision-making between 2013 and 2017. The Strengthening Capacity to Use Research Evidence in Health Policy (SECURE Health) programme was a multi-partner, multi-country initiative implemented in the

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 herebest bunk bed with stairs