Policy Briefs

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Our Policy Briefs are based on evidence from research or evaluations is meant to engage with various issues which have policy implications.


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    Should the COVID-19 lockdown social relief of distress grant be made permanent?
    (CLEAR-AA, 2022-01) Mathebula, Jabulane; Fish, Tebogo; Masvaure, Steve
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    M&E Capacity-strengthening approaches and their measurement in Anglophone Africa – A policy perspective
    (CLEAR-AA, 2020-08) Chirau, Takunda; Masvaure, Steven; Kiwekete, Angelita
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    Parliament, Participation and Policy Making
    (CLEAR-AA, 2020-06) Pabari, Mine; Odhowa, Ahmed Hassan
    In 2010, with the enactment of the new Constitution, Kenya adopted a presidential system of government which strengthened the role of the legislature in the legislative process and reduced the influence of the executive. Legislative authority comprises of the national parliament (the National Assembly and the Senate) and County Assemblies for the county level of government. Public participation is a core pillar and principle of governance under the Kenya Constitution. Public participation is defined by the National Assembly as, “the process of interaction between an organisation and the public with the aim of making an acceptable and better decision”(The Clerk of the National Assembly, 2017). Public participation in the governance process is guided by various provisions of the Constitution and numerous statutes including the Public Finance and Management Act1, The County governments Act2, The Access to Information Act3 and the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act4. The Parliamentary standing orders set out the procedures for lodging a petition by a member of the public.
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    A meta-analysis of South African education interventions
    (CLEAR-AA, 2017) CLEAR-AA; ZANEX Foundation
    This aim of this meta-analysis is to explore the various contextual factors and design features that influence the magnitude of the effects reported in education impact studies. The meta-analysis investigates investors and policy-makers with a synthesis of 15 years of learning, in order to inform new programming, and improve efforts to address education challenges.
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    The National Evaluation Policy landscape in Africa: A comparison
    (CLEAR-AA, 2018) Takunda, Chirau; Cara, Waller; Caitlin, Blaser Mapitsa
    This policy brief examines key elements of national evaluation policies among selected African countries with a view to inform policy-makers on good practices for the development of such policies. This brief draws from a comparative study conducted by CLEAR-AA in 2018 of the status of national evaluation policies of South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Kenya.