DFID has commissioned a mapping and political economy study on the production and utilisation of humanitarian evidence in Kenya, Uganda and the East African region. The aim of the study is to identify the key stakeholders commissioning, conducting and brokering humanitarian research activities and understand how decision makers interpret and use evidence. It will inform DFID’s understanding of the humanitarian research and evidence landscape in East Africa and identify potential opportunities for DFID (and other actors) to support the strengthening of research capacity and uptake in the region.
This inception report covers the period from 13 October to 12 December 2014 and outlines the research studies framework of analysis, key research questions, methodological approach and tools, constraints, risk and limitations, the political economy of humanitarian action and research in the region, and a communication plan for dissemination of findings.
Development Initiatives. Humanitarian evidence systems mapping in East Africa. Inception report. Development Initiatives, Evercreech, UK (2014) 38 pp.