Africa has a real challenge when it comes to using academic research and evidence to design policies.
South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, needs to quickly address key challenges to restart the economy.
Politicians are always being told to trust what climate scientists are telling them. But can you have too much of a good thing? What happens when the exchange of ideas becomes too cosy?
Linking policymakers with research relevant for implementing the SDGs is difficult. But building strong relationships between them and researchers is a good place to start.
Successful policy interventions, especially those in the social realm influenced by the vagaries of human behaviour, don’t seem to travel well.
The informal economy in sub-Saharan Africa is largely marginalised despite its significant contribution to employment and GDP.