The Parliament of Uganda
INASP works with the Institute of Parliamentary Studies (IPS) and the Department of Research Services (DRS) in Parliament of the Republic of Uganda. The IPS is an initiative of the Parliament of Uganda aimed at building a strong institutional mechanism for delivery of capacity-building initiatives for Members and Staff of Parliament, and other Stakeholders for effective oversight, quality legislation, representation and consolidation of multi-party parliamentary system. While DRS was created in 2012 to support the work of Parliament, by providing top quality research services, analysis and technical advice".www.parliament.go.ug
The Ghana Information Network For Knowledge Sharing (GINKS)
GINKS is a constitution of a broad range of people drawn from various fields of endeavour but mainly involved in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and sustainable Development and Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM).
Human Sciences and Research Council (HSRC)
The HSRC conducts collaborative social science research that provides solutions to social problems. The HSRC’s research responds to development and poverty alleviation challenges facing South Africa and the African continent. It primarily conducts collaborative, often large-scale; policy-relevant; social-scientific research for the public-sector; non-governmental organisations and international development agencies as well contract research. The organisation functions as a “knowledge hub”, intended to help bridge the gap between research, policy and action; and thus increasing the impact of research.
ODI and RAPID
ODI’s mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. The organisation does this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused communication and debate. ODI works with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.
For over a decade, the RAPID programme has occupied a unique place in ODI’s range of expert teams through its transdisciplinary focus on the relationship between research, policy and practice. The programme investigates how research can result in evidence-informed policy-making and uses these insights to develop practical tools, skills and competencies for policy engagement. This includes understanding how actors work to create policy influence, how they can improve their strategies and tools for monitoring and evaluation and how demand for research-based evidence can be strengthened in policy making.
The Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Network (ZeipNET)
ZeipNET Trust seeks to bridge the Research-Policy Divide. Its mandate is to promote evidence informed policy making in Zimbabwe through various interventions. It seeks to build the research appetite of policy makers so that they demand research in their policy making and similarly builds the capacity of researchers and research intermediaries to effectively provide quality research to policymakers. It also builds coalitions around policy makers and influencers, the media, government and civic societies that aim at supporting national processes for evidence-informed policy making.