Africa Evidence Week 2021 event: Institutionalizing evidence-use in the Parliament of Ghana: reflections from the Data for Accountability Project

Webinar  2021-09-14 10:00 a.m.    2021-09-14 11:30 a.m.

Africa Evidence Week 2021 event: Institutionalizing evidence-use in the Parliament of Ghana: reflections from the Data for Accountability Project

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This webinar brings together an expert panel from across the Data for Accountability project to discuss and share learning on 

  • how using data to support the legislation, representation and oversight functions of parliaments could further progress towards the SDGs and  

  • what this tells us about effective approaches to institutionalizing evidence-use in Parliament. 

Comprehensive data for monitoring the progress of SDG implementation is crucial to enable parliaments to perform their oversight and accountability role effectively. Data for Accountability (DAP) is an ambitious project helping the Parliament of Ghana to improve national quality of life through evidence, by using data to oversee progress towards SDGs.  

While there have been significant challenges for a project working with MPs in a year disrupted both by a general election and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, DAP has made rapid strides in effecting institutional and cultural changes related to appreciation and use of evidence and data. 

Led by African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs, and supported by the International Network for Scientific Publications and the Ghana Statistical Service , the project is situated in an important intersection between the evidence informed policy, parliamentary strengthening and data sectors.  

Join us as we discuss how Parliament of Ghana is innovating with regards to evidence use, the issues around evidence production and use in parliament as they apply to data for the Sustainabile Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana, and what we have learnt about the relationship between official statistics bodies and parliaments; democratic accountability for the SDGs and the role of Parliament in this. 

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