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Supporting evidence use in African parliaments – Emerging insights

March 24, 2017

Tags: EIPM, Evidence informed policy making, evidence to policy, Ghana, information and research services, parliaments, Uganda, Zimbabwe


How can UK stakeholders support Parliaments in developing countries to strengthen their use of research and evidence?

Parliaments need quality evidence from many different sources to perform their key democratic functions of making legislation, representing citizens and exercising oversight over government. But what are the features of an effective parliamentary research and information support system? And how can UK stakeholders support parliaments to strengthen their capacity for using evidence in decision making?

INASP, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch and the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology warmly invite you to an afternoon panel discussion and debate at UK Parliament.

Drawing on our experience in the parliaments of Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Malawi, we will ask:

  • What are the key barriers to evidence use faced by these parliaments?

  • What role can parliamentary research and information services play in supporting evidence use in these countries?

  • What are our emerging insights about strengthening capacity for evidence use in parliaments?

24 April 2017, 2.30-3.30pm, followed by a reception until 4pm

Attlee Suite, UK Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, UK


  • Rasheed Draman, Executive Director, African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs, Accra, Ghana

  • Chandrika Nath, Deputy Director, UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

  • Peter Acuch, Senior Research Officer, Department of Research Services, Parliament of Uganda


Alexander Ademokun, Evidence into Action Team, Research and Evidence Division, UK Department for International Development


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