The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is pleased to launch a new strategic plan for the period 2020-2024. In line with our purpose to have evidence used consistently to transform lives in Africa, the new road map for the institute outlines ways through which we aim to promote a shift from a culture of low evidence use in decision-making to a setting where policy and programme actors actively seek and routinely use evidence. In doing so, the right investments can be made towards development that transforms the lives of all African people
The 2015–2019 period marks an important turning point, as AFIDEP matures from an innovative start-up to a robust, professionalised institution. To ensure we continue to meet the needs of our various stakeholders, this Strategic Plan was developed in a participatory and consultative manner. Its development was informed by the evolving global development scene from the Millennium Development Goals to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.