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2021 Using evidence in policy and practice : lessons from Africa

This book asks how governments in Africa can use evidence to improve their policies and programmes, and ultimately, to achieve positive chan...

2021 An introduction to evidence-informed policy and practice in Africa

This chapter introduces the theory around evidence and evidence-based policy making, otherwise referred to as evidence-informed policy and p...

2021 Introduction to the book

This introductory chapter outlines the rationale for this book on evidence based policy making and practice in Africa and sets the scene for...

2021 Lessons for using evidence in policy and practice

This final chapter draws together findings and lessons from this study with reference to the analytical framework described in Chapter 3. We...