Which way forward? Policy actions for Kenya to achieve the demographic dividend

Join researchers and policy engagement experts from NCPD, AFIDEP and UNFPA at a breakfast meeting tomorrow (March 6, 2015) where key stakeholders from government, development agencies and the civil society will be reviewing policy actions recommended for Kenya in order to accelerate progress towards a demographic dividend. Hon Mohammed Kuti – Chaiperson of the

Participants at a past function. Research is perhaps more critical in Africa’s development choices than anywhere else. Photo: Diana Warira

Research uptake: Why policymakers and researchers should forge new frontiers

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) UK will host a Research Uptake Symposium and Training Exchange in Nairobi between February 9 and 12, 2015. This symposium brings together researchers, communications professionals, and policymakers to discuss emerging issues in the utilisation of research in government decisions, also

Studies on harnessing the Demographic Dividend in Zambia and Mozambique underway

In the last quarter of 2014, the Demographic Dividend programme at AFIDEP initiated two studies in Zambia and Mozambique. The primary objectives of the ongoing studies are to assess the countries’ prospects for harnessing the demographic dividend and to identify priority policy and programme options the two countries can adopt to maximize the dividend

Barriers to research use in the public health sector in Kenya and Malawi

A recent needs assessment of the status of research use in the health sector in Kenya and Malawi has identified a wide range of factors that are hindering policymakers within the Ministry of Health (MoH) and parliament from using research evidence in their work. The study identified three categories of barriers, including access barriers,

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