The place of evidence in legislative processes at the county level in Kenya

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

Can evidence fix Africa’s governance challenges, or are we flogging a dead horse?

Today, African leaders agree that Africa has a great opportunity to reap economic benefits from strategic investments made to the continent’s current large youthful population. In the 2013 Sixth Joint African Union Commission (AUC) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Annual Conference of the African Ministers of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development,

Botswana is already harnessing the demographic dividend, although it’s also consuming more than it’s earning, and needs urgent reforms to maximise the dividend

The conventional narrative of high fertility and high child dependency in Africa is one that does not apply to Botswana. Due to a transition to smaller family sizes over the last few decades, Botswana’s age structure has shifted and today, close to two-thirds of the population is between the working ages of 15-64 years herebest bunk bed with stairs