Evidence Management in the Socio-economic Impact Assessment System
The socio-economic impact assessment system (SEAIS) is a key structure in the policy-making process in South Africa. Embedding the effective and equitable use of evidence within SEIAS is a major institutional anchor for evidence-based policy-making. In order to facilitate the embedding of evidence-use within SEAIS, the Research and Knowledge Management Unit in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation has produced an organizational guide on the evidence management for SEIAS. This document presents the technical how-to on connecting various parts of the evidence-use process with the SEIAS process and outlines the institutional capacities and partnerships needed to embed responsive evidence-bases within policy development. The organisational guide can be accessed below:
Department of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (2021): Evidence management for an effective and efficient Socio-economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS): An organizational guide on using evidence when implementing SEIAS. Department of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation. Pretoria, South Africa. (PDF)
This work is led by the Research and Knowledge Management Unit in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in person of Harsha Dayal and supported by ACE through the Rapid & Responsive Evidence Partnership. The guide was developed in partnership with the Policy and Research Services unit within the Presidency who provided critical and valuable input during the entire development of the guide.