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NIERA Founding Member and Inaugural Treasurer, Dr. Anthony Mveyange appointed Executive Director of PASGR

The East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative (EASST) has brought 32 East African fellows to the University of California, Berkeley to study rigorous impact evaluation methods since 2011 (and have recently started piloting a virtual, non-resident fellowship to reach even more people). All fellows go on to join the Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA), and […]

Creative Commons Summit: Call for Proposals is Open

The 2021 CC Global Summit will be going virtual again this year – join us 20-24 September, 2021 for an extra special event – Creative Commons is turning 20! We’ll be building off of the successes from our 2020 Summit to bring you another week filled with discussion and debate, workshops and planning, talks and […]

Deliver e-learning from primary school

This past week the release of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations results marked the end of the 2020 education cycle. Not fully true though since there are children back to school to complete their third term. For tests, the next milestone will be the 2021 exams scheduled for March next year. The […]

What makes a good partnership? Transparency, trust—and a bit of patience!

This is the fourth in a series on shifting power in international giving and what INGOs, NGOs, and funders can do differently to support and sustain more equitable partnerships. In the introductory piece, Pat Scheid frames the issue of shifting power, and in the second, Joe Asunka shares strategies for funders to foster equitable partnerships. […]

Appointment of Dr Anthony Mveyange as Executive Director, PASGR

The Board of PASGR is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Anthony Mveyange as the Executive Director. Dr Mveyange is a passionate Tanzanian development economist whose research and policy interests include (but not limited to) inequality, poverty, education and health, natural resources, international trade, trade policy, economic growth, and development in Africa. He has […]

Social Protection and Inclusivity is Key in Social-Economic Policy

Social security has been part of our national conversation for a long a time. Covid-19 reignited the debate over the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and to what extent it is relevant for the management of risks that savers may face from time to time. An amendment was secured early this year after a prolonged […]

Invitation to Consultants – Assessment for ARUA Collaborative PhD Program

This consultancy is being commissioned by the African Research Universities Alliance(ARUA), with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to engage two consultantsto review and advise on how best to achieve ARUA goals and objectives with globallycompetitive collaborative PhD programs. One consultant will be engaged for the (1) NaturalSciences, and the other for the […]

Gendered Research Methods could Counter-hegemony

Mainstreaming gender in higher education research remains low, posing a risk to the realisation of gender equity in education and development goals, experts say. The experts – drawn from universities, research institutions, government, and the private sector – said that researchers and policymakers need to work in partnership to conduct research that will generate the […]

Opaqueness in the Energy Sector Remains a Major Challenge to Any Reforms Efforts

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and the University of Ibadan Leadership convened this policy dialogue forum dubbed “Utafiti Sera Stakeholder Feedback Forum” to share the findings of the study with key stakeholders in the energy sub-sector. The convening was an opportunity to exchange views, ideas […]

The First Convening on Gendering Policy-Engaged Education Research in Africa

Sub Saharan Africa contributes a very small percentage of the overall research generated worldwide and a lot of that research is driven by foreign development partners or donors.  Therefore, Sub Saharan Africa is not necessarily at the center of determining the research agenda that is being funded through this support.  It is vital that this […]