Monthly Archive May 2016

Designing policy-engaged research

Between March 30 and April 15, 2016, PASGR’s Professional Development and Training programme ran a suite of research design and methods modules. The training started with a 10-day Advanced Research Design (ARD) course that consisted of modules in: Designing Social Inquiry, Critical Policy Engaged Research, and Introduction to Multi-Methods Research. The ARD was followed by […]

AIHD and PASGR host first Utafiti Sera Forum on Social Protection in Kenya

May 10, 2016, Nairobi – PASGR and the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) co-hosted the inaugural forum of the Research-Policy Community (Utafiti Sera) on Social Protection in Kenya today. Ms. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary for Social Security and Services (Ministry of Labour and East African Affairs), opened the meeting. In her keynote address, […]

Designing Multi-Method Research for Policy and Governance

Group work and peer critique are important elements of the Advanced Research Design course Forty African researchers and academics met in Nairobi from  November 2-November 12, 2015.  From countries as diverse as Sudan, Madagascar and Liberia, they undertook a 10-day professional development course in Advanced Research Design for Policy-Oriented Research. Designed for PhD students, academics […]

Theme 2: Varieties of Modes of Governance and Inclusive Development

Focusing on the nature of recent “growth” in Africa, this thematic area examines the typologies of modes of governance in Africa and uses that to analyse differential effects on inclusive development. Download Concept Note: Varieties of Modes of Governance and Inclusive Development Ongoing Project: Political Settlements Analysis of Inclusive Growth in Africa This research seeks […]

Political economy analysis: investigating the success or failure of public policy

This professional development course is designed to introduce participants to contemporary Political Economy Analysis (PEA) and the research methods that can help them practise it.  It is based on the premise that public policies imply the [re]distribution of economic resources, creating winners and losers and thus the likelihood of struggles.  PEA seeks to explain how […]

Research-Policy Community Forum (Utafiti Sera) on Social Protection in Kenya

PASGR and the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) are holding a forum on Research-Policy Community (Utafiti Sera) on Social Protection in Kenya on May 10, 2016 in Nairobi. Ms. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary for Social Security and Services (Ministry of Labour and East African Affairs), will open the meeting. The one-day forum is […]