[Editor’s note: This is the second post by Alex Ademokun reflecting on the recent Politics & Ideas paper ‘Lessons learned promoting links between researchers and policy makers’. Alex manages the Evidence-Informed Policy Making programme at INASP.] My first post talked about challenges to applying these lessons in practice such as identifying at which level capacity needs to be built and issues to do with carrying out a needs assessment. In this post I will touch on selection
[Editor’s Note: This post is the first of two by Alex Ademokun, who manages the Evidence-Informed Policy Making programme at INASP.] INASP has recently started a programme of work in partnership with four other organisations to build capacity for research uptake in Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The consortium called VakaYiko, meaning to ‘build capacity’ in Shona (from Southern Africa) and Dagbani, (from Northern Ghana) is composed of INASP, GINKS, HSRC, ODI and ZEIPNET.