Briefing Paper

Institutionalization of EIDM curriculum into government and research institutions in Kenya and Malawi

Evidence has an important role to play in improving policy, programme and practice decisions that ultimately improve development effectiveness. However, decision-making processes are complex and evidence often competes with many other factors including interests of policymakers, politics, value systems, technical and institutional capacities, and financial constraints. Led by the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), the Heightening Institutional Capacity for Government Use of Health Research (HIGH-Res) project aims at strengthening institutional capacity to facilitate increased use of health research in decision-making. The collaborative programme is implemented by a consortium of institutions, working in partnerships with the Ministries of Health (MoH) of Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.