The role and importance of context in the interaction between research and policy is widely recognized. It features in general literature on the subject, in case studies of how research has successfully influenced policy, and in practitioner reflections on the results of their work.
This five day training course is designed for people who are interested in using the NIDS panel data but have not yet done so. Participants must have Honours-level Econometrics, and prior experience using STATA to analyse cross-sectional household survey data. However, experience working with panel data is not necessary.
Monitoring and evaluation is an essential component of international NGOs, NGOs and civil society organisations striving to continually improve their work and have greater accountability. Given the high demand in the sector, this foundation course is designed to develop individuals' understanding of what M&E entails, why it is so vital, and how to do it well and in a participatory way. The first part of the course starts on 18 June 2013.
This course provides an introduction to innovation and innovation policy making. It discusses the concept of innovation policy, walks through pragmatic strategies derived from principles and experience, and discusses the government's role in policy making.
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is calling for applications to its course which seeks to introduce participants to the concept of rights-based approach to development, specifically general development design, programming, implementation and advocacy.