Executive Course On The Use Of Evidence In Policy Making

  •       Drussa Training in Evidence-based Policy making at Civil Service College Uganda in March 2015

Developing Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) is a three year scheme, funded by DFID that aims to provide direct support to 24 selected universities from Eastern, Western and Southern Africa as they work together to improve research uptake capacity, i.e. strengthening the capacity of policy makers in the use of research evidence. It consists of a partnership between the Association of Commonwealth Universities and institutions. In Uganda, the scheme is implemented by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Makerere in collaboration with Uganda National Council of Science and Technology (UNCST) and Civil Service College Uganda (CSCU).

    Target group

The training is targeting participant’s who need to develop their ability to source or judge the evidence for policy decisions by taking advantage of available research in their day to day work.


  • Fundamentals- Introduction
  • Fundamentals of policy
  • The Legislation Process
  • Evidence for Policy-Making
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment
  • Best Practices of policy making
  • Frontline Staff as Source of Evidence
  • Budget Implementation, M&E
  • Overview of National Budget
  • Research as a Source of Evidence
  • Getting Evidence-Cost Benefit Analysis
  • National Budget Cycle, Functional and Economic Classification
  • Legal & Regulatory Framework & Structure of the National Budget