This paper draws on literature and experience, both from the parliamentary strengthening sector and the evidence-informed policy sector, to explore information support systems in
African parliaments and the factors that shape their work.
A report of the work carried out with the Department for Environmental Affairs (DEA) as part of the VakaYiko project in South Africa and a reflection of the lessons learned through the course of the project.
This case study reports on the impact of evidence-informed policy making training developed through the VakaYiko project and the impact of this training on the Research, Statistics and Information Management Directorate of Ghana’s Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.
This case study discusses the training and mentoring programme that took place at Jimma University between 2015 and 2016 to build the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health's capacity for using evidence in policy making.
This is the second paper in a series which aims to better inform the design and delivery of capacity-building efforts with regard to the use of research evidence in policymaking in developing countries.
This article discusses the Alianza Peruana para el Uso de la Evidencia (Peruvian Alliance for
the Use of Evidence) which offers lessons on network formation and on the opportunities for greater and better use of evidence in public policy.