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DIWA Retreat

2023 End of Year Retreat A Group Photo of the DIWA Team December signals the year’s climax, prompting reflection on triumphs and hurdles, celebration of achievements, expressions of gratitude, and setting intentions for the approaching year. For the past few days (11th – 13th December 2023), the Development Impact West Africa (DIWA) team seized the […]
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Africa Evidence Summit 2023

Africa Evidence Summit We are thrilled to share an insightful report from our participation in the Africa Evidence Summit 2023, hosted by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA). The summit, held on June 19-20, 2023, at the Movenpick Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together […]
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Request for Proposals

2023 DIWA Research Grant Competition: Request for Proposals The Development Impact West Africa (DIWA) initiative welcomes teams of researchers and policymakers from West Africa and the CEGA affiliate network to submit proposals for seed funding. These proposals should focus on implementing innovative evaluations in sectors such as health, education, economic development, energy, and others. It […]
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Technical Committee Meeting

Insights from the Technical Committee Meeting In an enlightening two-day symposium held on May 24 and 25, 2023, the dynamic city of Atlanta, Georgia became the nexus of transformative discussions. The annual technical committee meeting for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience took center stage, attracting visionaries from across the […]
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DIWA Training and Matchmaking

Impact Evaluation Training & Matchmaking At the core of DIWA’s transformative journey is developing the capacity to generate and use evidence to inform policy decisions. We undertake training and matchmaking workshops, igniting synergy between local researchers, policymakers, and experienced impact evaluation practitioners. This potent convergence bridges West Africa’s policy-research divide, amplifying transformative change. Call For […]
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Engagement with Policymakers

Engagement with Policymakers Before the transformative training and matchmaking workshop, the crucial groundwork was laid through constructive engagements with policymakers and vital stakeholders. Strategic Meeting with NDPC A pivotal meeting on December 2, 2022, marked the start of a strong partnership with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). Their keen support for DIWA was evident, […]
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Consultative Meeting

Consultative Meeting DIWA holds a consultative meeting to develop evaluation proposals for government priority programmes. It is a collaborative session with stakeholders to discuss and determine the most effective ways to evaluate the progress and impact of government programmes. The meeting involves bringing together experts and stakeholders, including program staff, government officials, evaluators, and potential […]
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Call for Applications

Development Impact West Africa (DIWA), an initiative aimed at bridging the policy-research gaps in the West African sub-region, in collaboration with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Africa (J-PAL Africa) is pleased to announce its 2023 Impact Evaluation Training and Matchmaking Workshop (Call for Application). The 5-day intensive programme will be held in Accra, […]
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Strategic Planning Workshop

Strategic Planning Workshop As we transition from one phase of the project to the other, the core team harnessed the invaluable insights garnered from the past to inform the future. Reflection on the ebbs and flows of the past illuminated our path into the realization of the  DIWA dream. This introspective journey culminated in a […]
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DIWA Impact Summit

Impact Summit – 2022 Development Impact West Africa (DIWA), a research centre at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA, has held a two-day impact summit at the Greenhill campus of the Institute. The summit which was in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Global Action (CEGA), UC Berkeley, and funded by the […]
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