A two-day international conference and exhibition that seeks to highlight the importance of incorporating evidence into policy to enhance regional development opened from 26th to 27th July, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

 The theme of the conference is: Bridging the gap: strengthening connections between research and policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The conference will discuss best practices in evaluation and research and their impact on policy making so that limited government resources are spent in the most efficient and effective manner.

Prof Felix Asante, Director of ISSER is leading the Institute’s delegation.

Over the years, ISSER has increasingly advocated for a closer collaboration between researchers and policymakers.

Thus ISSER is proud to partner The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) and its Evidence to Action conference as it seeks to facilitate dialogue among stakeholders on the research and evaluation agenda and priority setting to influence policy making and governance, and further identify effective ways research and evaluation findings can be utilized for evidence-based policy making and action.

This year, Researchers from ISSER are moderating and leading discussions on using evidence for agriculture and food systems, the role of research and evaluation in policy formulation for climate change and environment, the role of evidence-based research and evaluation in strengthening policy-making process amongst others.

The conference is being organised by the International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) in partnership with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), the National Treasury and Planning of Kenya, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access (AMA Innovation Lab) and, United States International University (USIU) Africa, Campbell Collaboration and Tegemeo Institute.

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