2020 Research Survey Report on the role of Scientific Knowledge in Policymaking: Scientist and Policymaker Perspectives

As part of their 2019 workplan, INGSA-Africa surveyed scientists and policymakers regarding their views on the use of evidence in policymaking across Africa. The research project was carried out with the support of the INGSA secretariat and the International Science Council Regional Office for Africa (ISC-ROA),

The report provides insight and comparison into how evidence-informed policy making is conducted and perceived across Africa – where scientists and policymakers are in agreement and where, more importantly, there are large disconnects between the experience and the expectations of the two groups.

The 2020 INGSA-Africa Research Survey is a timely and incisive look at the current state-of-play, and provides strong signposts for how systems and relationships could be better leveraged for even greater benefit in the region. We encourage you to have a read of the report and to share it:

Read the full report here: 2020 INGSA-Africa Regional Survey Report

Please Note: A Synthesis Report is being developed that will integrate Regional Surveys from Africa, Asia and Latin America.