Friday, July 1, 2011

Call for Papers

Upcoming Events

National Think Workshop
Policy Gaps in the Implementation
of the New Constitution in Kenya
25 August 2011

Call for Papers

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) is an independent, indigenous and non-partisan private organisation established in 1994. It is a non-profit body mandated to conduct evidence-based social science policy analysis and research and training, with the aim of improving human welfare. IPAR shares its policy findings with the government of Kenya, its development partners, private sector and the civil society. IPAR is inviting papers for presentation during the Think Workshop. 
  1. The authors should submit an Abstract of not more than 500 words . 
  2. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to and copied to before 15 July 2011.   
  3. The deadline for submission of accepted papers is 12 August 2011.  
  4. The Think Workshop is scheduled for  Thursday, 25 August 2011. 
Late submissions will not be accepted whatsoever.  For detailed information kindly  Download
National Think Workshop - Background Information 
Knowledge for policy, generally known as evidence-based policy should be based on systematic evidence; that is, research-based evidence. We adopt a very general, though widely accepted, definition of research as ‘any systematic effort to increase the stock of knowledge.’ The value of knowledge in directing policy cannot be overemphasized. Evidence we are dealing with in our particular case, include critical investigation and evaluation, theory building, data collection, analysis, and codification related to development policy and practice. It also includes action research and self-reflection by practitioners orientated towards the enhancement of direct practice. Download

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