Posts by Emily Hayter

Spotlight: Evidence for gender policy at regional level in Ghana

In April 2015, Thywill Eyra Kpe participated in the first VakaYiko evidence-informed policy making course to be run by Ghana’s Civil Service Training Centre. At that time, she was posted in the Volta Region of the country but she has since moved to the Central Region as the Regional Director for the Department of Gender, under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. In this interview, she discusses gender, evidence and regional policy in Ghana.

In their own words: CSTC Trainers Discuss VakaYiko’s EIPM Course

In their own words: CSTC Trainers Discuss VakaYiko’s EIPM Course

Ebenezer Rexford Amankwah and Anna Ofori are trainers from the Ghana Civil Service Training Centre who participated in delivering VakaYiko’s Evidence-Informed Policy Making Course. Ebenezer also acted as the coordinator between CSTC and the VakaYiko programme, working closely with GINKS. Nana Gyamfi is a Senior Accountant at CSTC and is also involved in traditional leadership as a chief of his community. He participated in the course first as a participant and has since become a trainer.

Evidence Spotlight – Development Planning in Ghana

Evidence Spotlight – Development Planning in Ghana

As part of VakaYiko’s recent event in Accra, GINKS hosted a National Stakeholder Forum on Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) in Ghana. Dr Isaac Mensa-Bonsu, the Director of Plan Coordination from Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) outlined four major national-level systems in Ghana that require evidence and described the role of the NDPC in each of these.

Lessons from the three years of the VakaYiko EIPM programme

After three years, 11 countries, 1,164 people trained and 26 public engagement events held, the VakaYiko programme has come to an end. Emily Hayter shares some of the successes and things we have learnt.

The EIPM Toolkit: An open resource for practitioners and civil servants in developing countries

Emily Hayter from the INASP EIPM team explains how the VakaYiko Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit can be used as a resource material by civil servants, researchers and trainers independently, and without any prior training.

Training helps embed EIPM into Ghanaian government practices

Training helps embed EIPM into Ghanaian government practices

The VakaYiko Consortium has recently concluded a nine-day evidence-informed policy making (EIPM) training course at the Civil Service Training Centre...

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