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.
In this case study Vanesa Weyrauch and Leandro Echt of Politics & Ideas reflect on the online course that was held for Latin American policymakers as part of the VakaYiko project and discuss the need for this type of training.
This report reflects upon and documents the ways in which the VakaYiko consortium has sought to establish and maintain engagement with government institutions at different levels in Ghana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
This report reviews the Library and Information Science (LIS) Pilot Project in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, suggests ways forward and outlines what worked, as well as what might be improved.
This article discusses the ‘Developing Capacity for Health Information Access and Use’ programme which ran from 2008 to 2011 and aimed to influence the training capacity of an entire sector in a single country (Vietnam) over the long term.
A discussion about improving research access and communication in Sierra Leone, with a focus on a pilot project which is exploring ways of increasing awareness of the online research literature available and enabling researchers to make better use of it in their work.
This document is a general strategy for policy dialogues and knowledge cafes to help guide the planning process and preparation of these events as well as the communication with partner ministries, carried out as part of the VakaYiko programme.