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Synthesis of case study findings

Case study 1: Decongestion in Accra, Ghana

Case study 2: Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill

Case study 3: The contemporary debate on genetically modified organisms in Zambia

Case study 4: Chieftaincy reform in Sierra Leone

The Evidence-based Policy in Development Network (ebpdn) was set up with one purpose in mind: to promote our understanding of the role that evidence plays in policy-making in developing countries and in international development policy. Over the years, several studies and events have helped to shed light on the factors that explain the uptake of evidence; factors that the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme synthesised in 2003. These are political context; the nature and presentation of the evidence; links or networks; and the external environment (Court & Young, 2003).