Public officials and policymakers interested in participating in the workshop are invited to form a team of three or four individuals who are working together to implement a specific policy, in any sector, and who want to learn how and when to use evidence to overcome policy implementation challenges. Photo: Evans Chumo/AFIDEP.
AFIDEP and Results for All will host a two-and-a-half-day workshop between 23-25 July 2018 for policymakers from around the world to:
- Discuss the challenges governments face in effectively implementing policies; and
- Share experiences and strategies for using evidence to improve policy implementation.
Participation at the workshop will be fully-funded.
The workshop will:
- Facilitate dialogue, exchange, and active engagement among participants, to more deeply understand policy implementation challenges and lessons learned in different contexts; and
- Introduce tools and approaches for improving implementation using various types of evidence.
During the workshop, participants will seek to answer questions such as, what are the most common barriers to effective policy implementation in different government office contexts? What type of evidence is needed to unlock implementation? How and when should it be considered? What strategies and mechanisms are governments in different countries introducing to improve and integrate evidence use in policy design and implementation? How can we learn from their experiences?
- Participants will learn from and interact with peers leading policy implementation activities from 7-8 national governments.
- Participants will work in country teams to diagnose root causes of policy implementation challenges and create solution-based roadmaps.
- Participants will provide feedback and shape future collaboration, including a potential global network for government leaders to advance the use of evidence in public policy.
Who should participate?
Results for All and AFIDEP invite public officials and policymakers to form a team of three or four individuals who are working together to implement a specific policy, in any sector, and who want to learn how and when to use evidence to overcome policy implementation challenges. A team must include members from at least two government ministries/departments/agencies, and be approved by senior leadership via the signature at the end of this application. Teams from seven to eight countries will be selected for participation in the workshop.
Teams are encouraged to include:
- A program manager or director in a ministry/ department/agency, who oversees the implementation of the policy in question.
- A public official or practitioner at the national or subnational level, who has a role in operationalizing the policy, or collecting operational data and evidence.
- An analyst, manager, or director of a national finance or planning ministry/department, who has a coordinating role in managing or evaluating policy.
- A technical expert from a research or evaluation unit or statistical office, who has a role in producing or sourcing evidence to inform policy options or implementation strategies.
Teams will be expected to develop a power point presentation outlining a policy implementation challenge in advance of the workshop, and to engage in follow-up activities to put roadmaps into practice.
Teams from Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia are especially encouraged to apply.
The Deadline for applications is 14 May 2018 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more and apply here.