Evidence Based Policy Making and Implementation Workshop Report
13-15 October 2020
The workshop was designed to enhance the use of evidence to improve development and impact of government policies and programmes. The training sought to expose the participants to some practical strategies and tools for enhancing the policy making value chain as a follow-up to the public sector M&E baseline studies carried out in 2019. The EBPMI workshop sought to enable the participants to;
1. Understand the difference between evidence and opinion and distinguish evidence based decisions and opinion-based decisions.
2. Understand the policy/programme cycle and how evidence can be used and internalized.
3. Understand what the diagnostic phase involves and become familiar with some approaches for understanding a policy problem.
4. Become aware of the different types of research and their usefulness at different points in the EBPM&I cycle.
5. Gain some practical engagement with a diagnosing tool.
6. Obtain a high level overview of various sources of evidence and datasets valuable to practitioners.
7. Deepen their understanding of the factors that influence policy-making and implementation using practical examples, focusing on the relevant lessons for public sector officials.
8. Reflect on how they can apply the use of evidence and learning in their organizations in different time scales and contexts.