Building Capacity of Parliaments for Evidence Informed Policy Making
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Areas of Focus
Evidence Informed Policy Making, Parliamentary Institutional Development
Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), VakaYiko Consortium

The project is an extension of the 3-year VakaYiko programme which builds capacity for use of research evidence in policymaking in Africa. The extension phase builds on VakaYiko’s prior activities with the Parliaments of Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe by facilitating knowledge sharing between their research departments.

Activities under the extension phase are aimed at supporting the capacity of research and allied information-producing departments in the three parliaments to play a more influential role in providing information support to parliamentarians and engendering evidence uptake. It also aims at strengthening internal linkages through strengthening collaborative relationships among information units within the respective parliament. Additionally, the project through its initiatives is expected to deepen collaboration between the beneficiary parliaments.

13 to 16 August, 2018
UPCOMING: Professional Development for Parliamentary Staff
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06 August to 09 July, 2018
UPCOMING: Seminar Series for Parliamentarians
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15 to 16 May, 2017
Workshop for Committee Chairpersons and staff of the Parliament of Botswana
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