AFIDEP expanding demographic dividend agenda to Angola through modelling workshop

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), in collaboration with the Angola Ministries of Economic Planning; Health; and Education, shall be conducting a workshop on the demographic dividend (DD) from 9th to  12th April 2018 in Angola. The workshop, which shall be held at the National Institute of Statistics (Instituto Nacional de Estatítica –

Highlights: Launch of Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project

On 28 February 2018, the Parliament of Malawi launched a new project aiming to improve its performance. The new project – the Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project (MPEP), seeks to stimulate reforms to improve the effectiveness and impact of parliament in steering democracy, upholding good governance, and promoting socio-economic development in Malawi. The MPEP project

Botswana Vice President to launch Botswana Demographic Dividend Report

[Gaborone] On 16 March 2018, the Vice President of the Republic of Botswana, Hon. Mokgweetsi Masisi, will officially launch the Botswana Demographic Dividend study report at the Gaborone International Convention Centre – Gaborone, Botswana. Titled Opportunities and Policy Actions to Maximise the Demographic Dividend in Botswana, the study analysed Botswana’s population dynamics and age-structure

President Mutharika launches the third Malawi Growth and Development Strategy

[Lilongwe] Today, March 13, 2018, President Peter Mutharika will launch the third Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III). The MGDS III spells out the country’s medium-term national development blueprint formulated to contribute to the attainment of the country’s long-term development aspirations as enshrined in its Vision 2020. The theme of the MGDS III

Why isn’t evidence influencing policy as much as it should?: AFIDEP and other stakeholders to tackle this question in two-day Nairobi forum

On 6-7 March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, The Think Tank Initiative (TTI), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the MasterCard Foundation will host an African Evidence-Informed Policy Forum. While there has been extensive evidence that development research, when done effectively, can improve public policy and help in accelerating development progress, results have also herebest bunk bed with stairs