Call for proposals: African policy research institutions to advance government use of evidence

The recent call for proposals from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a great opportunity for our African partners who are  leading the way in supporting evidence-informed policymaking about the Sustainable Development Goals. The Foundation aims to identify and support East and West African policy research organizations that want to help strengthen the capacities, motivations, and processes necessary for government actors to use many forms of evidence in policymaking; and to more deeply connect with the broader field of actors working to advance evidence-informed policymaking in Africa.

'It's refreshing to see a funder who understands the challenges & opportunities in this area," said John Lavis, Director of the McMaster Health Forum and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Africa Centre for Evidence.

The Hewlett Foundation will accept proposals from single African policy research organizations based in East or West Africa, or from multiple organizations working collaboratively on a joint project. All collaborative project proposals must include an East or West African policy research institution as the lead.

First-round proposals are due by June 15, due 9:00 p.m. EST. Learn more about this call for proposals.