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What is the best way to deal with workplace conflict?

By ACE team Image credit: Experiential   What is the question we are thinking about? In the workplace, we often find ourselves navigating hierarchies of management, and interacting with other people. Undoubtedly, being a collaborator in [...]

The stresses of stress

By ACE team Photo credit: Shutterstock   What is the question we are thinking about? Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. But taken too far, all life’s stresses can impact on [...]

Seeking synergies in evidence synthesis

By Promise Nduku           Africa Centre for Evidence (ACE) attends the synthesisers meeting, held in Cape Town at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) on the 15th of June 2018. [...]

Is homework good or bad for children?

  What is the question we are thinking about? One Sunday evening, as I was browsing through the local newspaper, a story caught my eye. No more homework for learners in some schools, the headline [...]

How to produce evidence that’s useful – and used

By Laurenz Langer and Natalie Tannous The newly-launched Africa Centre for Evidence exists to encourage the production of policy-relevant research. Without deliberate effort, research may fail to meet decision-makers’ needs or simply gather dust on [...]

Networks Series 7: Networks and relationships change the nature of evidence

By Ruth Stewart, Director of the Africa Centre for Evidence   I started this blog series making the case for why we need to make relationships central to efforts to increasing the use of evidence [...]

Networks Series 6: Better networks to support the use of evidence in decision-making

By Ruth Stewart, Director of the Africa Centre for Evidence   “If you want to go far, go together. If you want to go fast, go alone.” Those of you who work in teams will [...]

Networks Series 5: Capacity-sharing to support the use of evidence in decision-making

By Ruth Stewart, Director of the Africa Centre for Evidence ‘She would take over the school given half a chance.’ That is what my school report said when I was six years old. I believed [...]

Networks Series 4: We need greater understanding of decision-making and decision-makers

By Ruth Stewart, Director of the Africa Centre for Evidence ‘A public servant at heart’. That is how I was introduced my government colleague when I helped to deliver a workshop for public servants from [...]

Networks Series 2: Production of useful evidence: the rapid expansion of the evidence-synthesis

By Ruth Stewart, Director of the Africa Centre for Evidence Systematic reviews and the production of useful evidence  I am often overwhelmed by the range of programmes and activities aiming to improve the quality of [...]

Networks Series 1: What should we do to ensure that research evidence is both useful and used?

By Ruth Stewart, Director of the Africa Centre for Evidence Introduction - Two challenges For those of us who are working to ensure that research evidence is both useful and used, there are many challenges [...]