This issue of the African Development Perspectives, we hope to refocus researchers, decision-makers, and practitioners on the role of evidence in addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa, with the backdrop of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA), signed by 179 governments twenty-five years ago, in 1994, in Cairo, Egypt, and the Nairobi Summit in November 2019, where delegates will converge to reaffirm the commitments to accelerate the promises made at the 1994 Conference.
This issue of the African Development Perspectives brings you a wide range of lessons, experiences, and insights drawn from past and ongoing efforts to increase the use or consideration of evidence in development efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Development Perspectives, a new biannual publication from AFIDEP. The Development Perspectives will provide critical evidence-informed analyses and commentary on urgent development challenges in Africa, with the aim of informing policy and programme decisions. Each issue of the Development Perspectives will address a specific development topic and will feature leading experts on the subject matter working in Africa.