Start to finish: 2014-2016
Led by: Ruth Stewart and Yvonne Erasmus
Team: Isaac Choge, Christa Heyneke, Sunet Jordaan, Laurenz Langer, Desyree Lotter, Louis Maluwa, Janine Mitchell, Precious Motha, George Otieno, Natalie Tannous, Russel Wildeman, Hazel Zaranyika from the University of Johannesburg
EPPI-Centre, UCL Institute of Education;
Southern Africa Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI);
Alison Bullen, independent consultant;
Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa;
South African Cochrane Centre at the Medical Research Council, South Africa;
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie);
Centre for Social Research at the University of Malawi, Malawi;
Citizens Health, Malawi;
Parent and Child Health Initiative, Malawi.
Funder: The Department for International Development, United Kingdom 2014-2016
Region of focus: detailed work in South Africa and Malawi, with broader support across the continent
ACE themes: Supporting others to produce useful research evidence; Supporting the use of research evidence in decision-making; Being responsive to contexts and needs in Africa; Supporting evidence communities
Description: The UJ-BCURE programme was a collaboration led by the University of Johannesburg, directed by Prof Ruth Stewart. It was designed and delivered in partnership with the governments of Malawi and South Africa, alongside a consortium of Malawian and South African delivery partners, with support from international organisations including the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the EPPI-Centre (UCL). It was embedded within, and has built upon, the work of the Africa Evidence Network (AEN).