Landscape Maps

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) is proud to launch a series of 25 maps on the evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) landscape(s) in Africa. Maps were produced as part of the bursary conditions for attendance at Evidence 2016. These bursaries were provided as part of the University of Johannesburg’s Programme to Build Capacity for the Use of Research Evidence (UJ-BCURE), funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

This landscape map series is the first of its kind and follows on EIDM maps produced by the UJ-BCURE programme on South Africa and Malawi. The series is unique in its diversity and comprehensiveness and consists of maps from ten different countries as well as two maps that span more than one country. The majority of maps are on Malawi (5) and Uganda (5), but maps from other countries include: Zimbabwe (3), Ethiopia (2), South Africa (2), Kenya (2), Zambia (1), Tanzania (1), Cameroon (1), and Tunisia (1). The two maps spanning more than a single country map the work of the Africa Gender Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN) and the African Capacity Building Foundation. The maps furthermore cover a wide range of sectors such as health and the environment; as well as evidence use by particular groups (such as Parliamentarians in Uganda, Malawi and Tunisia).

We would like to thank the authors of these maps for their contributions towards a series that leaves us with a much better understanding of the EIDM landscape(s) – both similarities and differences – across the African continent.

Guidance for landscape mapping

1.    Bagyendera – Evidence-informed decision-making landscape for Uganda 

2.    Bhowa – Open applications and evidence landscape (Zimbabwe)

3.    Cherif – Tunisia, evidence-based policy-making by parliamentarians

4.    Chitanda – Evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM): Nutrition leadership for Zambia

5.    Govender – Rapid landscape review map: Health NGO sector in South Africa

6.    Hailemichael – An overview of role players toward evidence-informed policy-decision-makiing in Ethiopia: A      landscape review

7.    Jansen van Rensburg – Africa Gender Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN). Gender equality: Strengthening collective efforts through excavating gender data

8.    Kachero – Generation, translation and use of evidence in the public sector in Uganda: A case of the Government Evaluation Facility

9.    Kalugendo – Knowledge in support of climate change adaptation (Tanzania)

10.  Longwe-Ngwira – The EIDM rapid landscape review map in Malawi’s health sector

11.  Makawia – An overview of role players outside government that are central to evidence-informed decision-making in the spheres of the African Capacity Building Foundation

12.  Manyonga – Evidence-informed decision-making landscape map for Parliament of Malawi

13.  Mbeye – Mapping out evidence-informed decision-making landscape for health research in Malawi

14.  Mitambo – Landscape for evidence-informed policy-making in Malawi health sector

15.  Morankar – Electronic rapid landscape review map – Ethiopian Evidence Based Health Care Center

16.  Mpagi-Kaabule – Parliamentary Forum on Development Evaluation (APNODE) – Uganda

17. Munatsi – Zimbabwe EIDM evidence landscape map

18. Mutua – Evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) landscape map for Kenya

19. Nankya – Evidence-informed decision-making landscape at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Uganda

20. Ndongwe – Institutional EIDM landscape map (Zimbabwe)

21. Ngang – General overview of the research and evidence-informed decision-making landscape for Cameroon

22. Obuku – Rapid landscape review map: A navigation guide to the R2P jungle in Uganda 

23. Okem – Rapid landscape review map:  Climate change & poverty reduction co-benefits, South Africa

24. Tambala – Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME): The way to go for effective EIDM (Malawi)

25. Wanzare – Evidence-informed decision-making landscape in the context of devolved system of government in Kenya