About the lecture
In an era of decoloniality, post-‘development’, and antipatriarchy, the evidence-based movement in the North is failing to move with the times and as a result is outdated and risks being ineffective. Living and working in the global South, I experience a world in which innovation in evidence-informed decision-making and its related methodologies are necessary, routine and inspirational, and yet they are largely ignored by the global North. Whilst resource-poor, and not well publicised, the evidence community across Africa is world-leading in a number of respects. This lecture is a call to arms for all those who want to ensure that better evidence leads to better decisions and to better futures for those living in resource poor environments. It proposes a new lens through which to view ‘evidence for development’. It celebrates the successes of Southern evidence communities, achieved largely in spite of, and not because of, Northern good intentions. The recording can be watched live.