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dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-19T10:15:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-19T10:15:20Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15434
dc.description.abstract This introductory chapter outlines the rationale for this book on evidence based policy making and practice in Africa and sets the scene for the chapters that follow. The book takes a policy-maker, not a researcher perspective, and is concerned with how the use of evidence by policy makers and practitioners (project/programme managers) can be supported. The book documents eight African experiences in using evidence, from Benin, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa and the ECOWAS region (i.e. West Africa). The chapter gives a brief contextual overview of the five countries from which the case studies in the book are drawn, locating the cases within their context. The research methodology is based on case studies and a realist approach to evaluation research. The case studies cover evidence generated through evaluation, research, research synthesis and the involvement of civil society. However, the book does not focus on the evidence itself but on how interventions that promote use played out and how they influenced individuals, organisations and systems, building capability or motivation to use evidence, and creating opportunities to use evidence. The cases show how these led to policy outcomes. The chapter briefly introduces the analytical framework and outlines the structure of the book. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject AFRICAN POLICY en
dc.title Introduction to the book en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Using evidence in the policy and practice: lessons from Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Goldman, I. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Pabari, M. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11532 en
dc.PageNumber 1-12 en
dc.outputnumber 10720 en
dc.bibliographictitle Goldman, I. & Pabari, M. (2021) Introduction to the book. In: Goldman, I. & Pabari, M. (eds).<i>Using evidence in the policy and practice: lessons from Africa</i>. London: Routledge. 1-12. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Goldman, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pabari, M. en

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