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UJ-BCURE: THE UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG-BASED
PROGRAMME TO BUILD CAPACITY TO USE RESEARCH EVIDENCE

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

Delivery Partners:

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).