WHO WE ARE
ZeipNET promotes the use of evidence in policy-making through designing and implementing frameworks that support the co-creation of research and other types of evidence including its uptake in policy-making. It does this through capacity development, active stakeholder engagement and other interventions that link evidence to policy-making and sustainable development.
AREAS OF FOCUS
We develop institutional capacity through co-designing evidence-informed implementation systems supported by good governance and appropriate institutional frameworks thus facilitating and building adaptive capacity at individual, institutional and systemic levels.
Evidence Synthesis Platforms
We support the embedding of platforms to convert scientific outputs into reliable and digestible evidence that can inform decision-making in various sectors through resource-efficient, timely, transparent and rigorous evidence translation processes. The aim of our evidence synthesis work is to gather the best available evidence to actively inform decision-making, highlight evidence gaps and encourage the generation of evidence to plug these gaps.
We use evidence to inform systems design processes in creating holistic and sustainable evidence- informed decision-making solutions. Our customized technical assistance helps organizations plan, implement, and monitor programs and services that address emerging needs through evidence generation and use in decision-making.
THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE
Inconsistent policy and decision-making due to lack of quality evidence
Plugging the evidence-to-policy gap through innovative capacity-building approaches
Lack of institutional capacities to support evidence-use in policy-making and implementation
Strengthening institutional and systemic ecosystems to support evidence-informed policy-making
Limited participation in policy-making and implementation by the public and other critical stakeholders
Creating evidence-generation and dissemination platforms for policy-makers and key stakeholders
Little demand for evidence by policy and decision-makers
Stimulating demand for evidence by policy-makers and facilitating its timely generation and use
To be the focal organisation in championing evidence-informed policy-making and practice in Zimbabwe and regionally
Stimulate the uptake of evidence-informed policy and decision-making by strengthening institutional capacities of decision-makers and relevant stakeholders to contribute to the creation of evidence-informed policies for sustainable development