Supporting parliaments in a post-truth world

Recently, INASP held a webinar to explore how peer learning can support evidence use in parliament. This webinar was hosted in collaboration with African Center for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) and AGORA as part of the extension of our parliamentary peer learning project supported by a SPARKS grant from the Effective Institutions Platform. Our partner parliaments in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana shared their experience of how staff and Members of Parliament (MPs) can work together to drive an evidence-informed approach within parliament. Here, we discuss how peer learning can strengthen evidence use in parliaments, sharing some of the insights gained during the webinar discussions.

The right to health: policymakers and evidence for HIV prevention

Evidence plays a critical role in designing and implementing the most effective and efficient HIV prevention policies and programmes and saving lives. But in HIV prevention policy, the topic of evidence involves many points of debate, from what constitutes ‘good’ evidence to how to negotiate the intersection between health and rights. So how can researchers effectively contribute to the policy-making process in such a controversial area?

Marale Sande, Senior Research and Policy Analyst with the Parliamentary Research Services at the Parliament of Kenya

Evidence Spotlight: Working together to champion evidence use in Kenya’s Parliament

Interview with Marale Sande, Senior Research and Policy Analyst with the Parliamentary Research Services at the Parliament of Kenya. Marale works collaboratively with Members of Parliament (MPs) as part of the Evidence Informed Policy Caucus, an informal committee of the House that aims to increase the awareness and uptake of evidence. In this interview, Marale outlines her experience with championing evidence within a parliamentary setting.

Evidence-Informed Policy Making Parliament Learning Exchange

How to influence evidence use in parliaments: advice from five parliaments

Emerging learning points from the parliaments of Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Ghana and Zimbabwe and how to keep the discussions going...

Participants in INASP's Evidence-Informed Policy Making Team's VakaYiko project symposium 2016

Evidence reading: Innovation in organizational change

Innovation in development has been the ‘buzz’ word of the last couple of years. We all talk about it but...

Taking complexity seriously: helping officials to use evidence more skilfully in the Zimbabwean government

Author: Ajoy Datta, Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute, worked on the VakaYiko programme, coordinated by INASP. Ajoy is an expert...

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