Emily’s work at INASP focuses on enhancing the use of evidence in policy making. Most recently, she has been involved in pilots of the Context Matters Framework with public agencies in Ghana and Peru. She was Programme Manager for the 3 year DfID-funded BCURE programme active in three Parliaments, three ministries/departments and a civil service training centre in Ghana, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe. As part of this she worked with country partners on the design and implementation of capacity building programmes, co-authored a report on evidence use in African parliaments and led on the piloting, adaptation and implementation of the VakaYiko Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit. Emily has also recently completed consultancy projects for organisations including OECD, UNDP, IPU and Mott Macdonald in research uptake in HIV prevention policy in southern Africa, evidence use in parliaments, and peer learning for institutional reform.
Emily has ten years’ experience working in international development in Africa. She has a Masters in African Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), focusing on African politics and political economy of development, and has lived in Tanzania and Rwanda, where she worked as an independent consultant. Prior to joining INASP, Emily managed partnerships at Canon Collins Trust, an NGO supporting southern African researchers and activists who create and use knowledge for social impact.
Read blog posts by Emily here.