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KIPPRA and IDinsight to advance evidence-based policymaking in Kenya

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) has signed an MOU with IDinsight — a global advisory, data analytics, and research organization — to solidify their partnership in contributing to the achievement of Kenya’s national development goals through evidence-informed public policy.

As part of this partnership, KIPPRA and IDinsight ​​will undertake joint research and evaluations on areas of interest, including public finance management and empowerment of women, girls, and persons with disabilities. Together, KIPPRA and IDinsight will employ data-driven approaches, including machine learning and rapid, rigorous surveys to inform the government’s Public Policy Making Process (PPMP). The two institutions will jointly hold technical and policy workshops to disseminate research and evaluation findings as well as organize policy seminars and conferences. The research findings generated from this partnership will inform public policy.

“We look forward to this partnership with IDinsight and are excited for the opportunity to jointly conduct evaluations and research that will further inform policy decisions in the country. KIPPRA is committed to providing public policy advice and capacity building towards the achievement of national development goals,” said Dr Rose Ngugi, Executive Director, KIPPRA

On her part, IDinsight East Africa Regional Director, Dr Frida Njogu- Ndongwe said her team was excited to initiate a formal engagement with KIPPRA, noting: “KIPPRA has a great track record of contributing to Kenya’s development by providing policy advice to the government at national and sub-national levels. IDinsight will bring our expertise in data and evidence, cutting-edge tools, and tailored support to work with KIPPRA to support government institutions.”

IDinsight works with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa and has offices in Dakar, Lusaka, Manila, Nairobi, New Delhi, and the US.

KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi (right) and IDinsight East Africa Regional Director, Dr Frida Njogu- Ndongwe sign the MOU
KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi (right) and IDinsight East Africa Regional Director Dr Frida Njogu-Ndongwe (left) pose for photo at the MOU signing ceremony.

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