Improving effectiveness of evidence use to support Zimbabwe’s youth

Journal articles or issues
August 2017
Ajoy Datta

One of the results of the VakaYiko project in supporting evidence-informed policy-making over recent years was to support Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment in establishing a Research and Policy Coordination Unit (RPCU).

Building on from this work, between April 2016 and March 2017, the VakaYiko consortium helped the RPCU to strengthen its organisational capacity to support the use of evidence in youth policy. Over the course of three workshops, staff at RPCU worked together to identify how knowledge, information and data could be used as resources to support pressing needs at the Ministry.