Key findings from four case studies on evidence-informed policymaking in Africa

May 20, 2024
This paper summarises key findings from a series of four case studies written by African think tanks, commissioned as part of a research project that aims to unpack and better understand the use of different types of scientific and expert evidence in policymaking.

The Enhancing evidence-informed decision making at the UN General Assembly project is led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with OTT Consulting and four think tanks: ACED, African Centre for Cities, New South Institute, and Samahi Research. It was generously supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Each case study explores how evidence is defined, understood, and used in different national and sectoral policy contexts. They vary in length, style, and approach, and each offers valuable insights into the factors and actors influencing evidence use within specific national and sectoral policy contexts.