BCURE Consortium

Abstract

INASP has contracted with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the provision of services for the Building Capacity for the Use of Research Evidence programme (BCURE) . The Supplier, HSRC, comprising the Research Use and Impact Assessment (RIA) team and the Democracy Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD) team, agrees to provide the services stipulated below as a member of the consortium led by INASP for BCURE. The question that DGSD adresses in this study is: how can DEA implement an evidence-based process for environmental policymaking in the context of a desire to return to more participatory policy development processes? The following will be addressed; - Assessing trends and lessons around the role and quality of participation in policymaking in South Africa, especially the environmental sector, since the end of the Apartheid era - Exploring how policymaking might be both participatory and evidence informed given the various constraints that DEA and its officials are under