Brick pattern.

Understanding the space for change: integrating a ‘Triple A’ lens into a political economy analysis

Undertaking a political economy analysis of focus countries and sectors is a common practice in development projects. But our aim in the Strengthening the use of Evidence for Development Impact (SEDI) programme was to add a further layer of insight by asking: what is the space for change in the actual organisations we will work with? 

Moving beyond “the norm” for capacity development

Global thought leaders in evidence-informed policy recently came together to discuss the most significant lessons learnt about capacity development for evidence use, as well as how the sector needs to evolve to in order to adapt more effectively to a different set of global challenges. Emily Hayter shares some key themes.

Tea fields.

Capacity development for evidence use – sharing the SEDI principles

Working in partnership with country governments, the SEDI programme aims to develop capacity and promote innovation in increasing evidence-informed decision making in Uganda, Ghana and Pakistan. Emily Hayter discusses the capacity development principles that underpin the way this programme operates.

Image of Brasilia with Brazil flag.

Improving the culture of evidence-informed decision-making in the Brazilian public sector

How can the culture of evidence-informed decision-making be improved in the Brazilian public sector? Davi Romão discusses some findings from using the Context Matters framework to consider this question.

Supporting research and knowledge in a pandemic

As we begin a new year with an uncertain situation continuing around the world, John Young reflects on the year that has passed and on what we can learn from the unexpected way that the year unfolded.

Students at Mzumbe University

Untangling the impact of gender in the ‘hidden curriculum’

How university classes are taught can perpetuate unhelpful gender messages. Jennifer Chapin discusses the challenge and how a new framework for gender-responsive pedagogy can help.

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