9 October 2019

The Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project (MPEP) seeks to stimulate reforms to improve the effectiveness and impact of Parliament in steering democratic and accountable governance and socio-economic development in Malawi. The project will stimulate supportive partnership between Parliament and the other two arms of government (the Executive and the Judiciary), and strengthen the capacity of parliamentarians, parliamentary committees, and the Parliament Secretariat in discharging their functions.

2 September 2019

Evidence has an important role to play in improving policy, programme and practice decisions that ultimately improve development effectiveness. Among the many factors that hinder the use of evidence in decision-making is weak individual and institutional capacity in sourcing, appraising, synthesising and applying evidence. The  Heightening institutional capacity for government use of health research (HIGH-Res) project aims to respond to this challenge by implementing interventions that will strengthen institutional capacity for the use of health research in policy and programme decisions in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.

2 May 2019

The Evidence Leaders in Africa (ELA) project aims to expand leadership for the use of evidence in policy formulation and implementation by African governments. The project will run for 2 years, coordinated by AFIDEP and the African Academy for Sciences (AAS).

11 April 2019

Founded in 2010, to help bridge the gaps between research, policy, and practice in development efforts in Africa, AFIDEP contributes to the realisation of the SDGs by enabling the formulation of sound development policies and programme interventions. We work to promote and entrench a culture of evidence use in development efforts in Africa.

3 March 2016

The demographic dividend programme, initiated in 2013, was set up within the context of the discourse on the rapid increase of the population of young people in Africa, and whether this presents an opportunity for accelerated socio-economic development in Africa. The project carries out analytical studies in African countries that have expressed interest in conducting analyses that will help them to better understand their potential to harness the demographic dividend and identify priority policy actions to be implemented to reach this goal.

1 October 2014

The use of rigorous data and research evidence can help improve health outcomes and reduce the high disease burden in Africa by informing formulation of robust policies and implementation plans, and design of effective health interventions. However, utilisation of evidence in decision-making processes in the health sector is limited in due to bottlenecks that operate at individual, system and institutional levels.

1 October 2014

The use of rigorous data and research evidence can help improve health outcomes and reduce the high disease burden in Africa by informing formulation of robust policies and implementation plans, and design of effective health interventions. However, utilisation of evidence in decision-making processes in the health sector is limited in due to bottlenecks that operate at individual, system and institutional levels.

8 March 2014

Founded in 2009, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank that seeks to bridge the gaps between development research, policy and practice in Africa. Currently, AFIDEP’s work focuses on the linkages between population change and sustainable development, and health systems strengthening in Africa.

5 March 2014

The Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project (CB-HIPP) is a programme designed to extend quality integrated health services in selected strategic border areas and other transport corridor sites in East, Central and Southern Africa. The programme also aims to address the need and gap for alternative health financing in order to increase uptake and sustainability of HIV and other health services within an enabling policy environment in the East, Central and Southern Africa region.