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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Past events

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011 to Friday, October 21, 2011
    Part of the Policy House Public Policy Seminar Series which aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills in policy evaluation as critical component of public policy analysis and management.  The seminar will cover the essential pillars of policy evaluation that will include: overview of policy evaluation; considerations for policy evaluation approaches; choosing evaluation designs; choosing data collection methods; analytical techniques in policy evaluation; and the future of policy analysts and evaluation experts.
    Highly qualified facilitators with hands on-experience have been invited to facilitate in this seminar. The seminar will also use the adult-learning techniques using short-lectures, group works and case studies that will be provided to participants in advance.­
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    The seminar will consider the progress made by democratic metropolitan government drawing on the 2011 State of SA Cities Report, of which Ivan Turok was the principal author. The concept of resilience lends coherence to the analysis and is examined from five perspectives: economic, spatial, environmental, governance and financial. Compared to a decade ago, socio-economic conditions are better in many respects, and SA cities are contributing to wider national dev­elopment.
  • Sunday, September 18, 2011 to Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    This conference will discuss current issues in how to accelerate commercialisation of innovation in developing countries more generally, with the participation of experts from China and India.
  • Monday, September 12, 2011 to Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    The intention is to bring together between 30 – 70 development practitioners for 3 days from across civil society, government, private sector and academia. All participants will receive an end of seminar learning and reflection report plus a number of resource materials before, during and after the event. ­
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011 to Monday, September 12, 2011
    A global gathering for civil society, donors, governments and businesses to find common solutions to global challenges.
  • Monday, August 22, 2011 to Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    The IMPACT EVALUATION NETWORK (IEN) at the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) is an initiative that aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding impact evaluation of different policies in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The Network aims to promote impact evaluation methodologies, increase capacity building, and bridge research and policy in the region.
  • Monday, August 22, 2011 to Friday, September 2, 2011
    By the end of this two week course, participants will have acquired skills that will enable them to influence public policies effectively, and to design and implement advocacy strategies and campaigns. The course is aimed at p­ractitioners working in civil society organisations, government and other development agencies who are interested in building their capacity for public policy analysis and advocacy work.­
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Africa has the worst health outcomes per dollar spent in the developing world and the IMF rates the efficiency of African health spending as the lowest in the world (Gupta, 2001). One of the explanatory factors being offered as the 'missing link' is leadership (WHO Africa Monitor, 2007). ­
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    This seminar will take the form of a  panel discussion on the importance of looking at the policy implications of research  using a  gendered lens. Three recent policy briefs written by Prof Vasu Reddy and Prof Relebohile Molestsane which highlight the impact of gender in different policy areas will be used as examples of this:
        Gender equality in the mathematics and science school curriculum
        Women’s p­articipation on industrial science, engineering and technology
        The gendered dimensions of food security in South Africa: a review of the literature­
  • Monday, July 11, 2011 to Friday, July 15, 2011
    The Development Resource Association works with development practitioners, organisations and movements who are engaged in social transformation with marginalised communities and is offering a five-day course using a participatory methodology and creative process.