Monday, February 1, 2016
Evidence informed policy making - An interview with Dr. Isaac Frempong Mensa-Bonsu, Ghana
An interview with Dr. Isaac Frempong Mensa-Bonsu, Director for Plan Coordination,
National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) https://www.ndpc.gov.gh/.
Dr. Mensa-Bonsu was one of the External speakers/ facilitators at the Evidence-informed
policy making training for Parliament of Ghana staff.
The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) was established under
Articles 86 and 87 of the 1992 Constitution as part of the Executive. The National
Development Planning Commission Act, 1994, (Act 479) and the National Development
Planning (System) Act, 1994, (Act 480), provide the core legal framework for the establishment
of the Commission and the performance of its functions. (Other laws of relevance to the
Commission’s work are: the Local Government Act (Act 462) 1993; Local Government
Service Act (Act 656) 2003; Petroleum Revenue Management Act (Act 815) 2011; Civil
Service Act (PNDC Law 327) 1993; and Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund Act, (Act 877), 2014).
Dr. Mensa-Bonsu talks about the nature of policy making process in Ghana, the use of evidence in
Ghana's policy making process and the opportunities that exist for the use of research evidence in
the national policy making process in Ghana.
The VakaYiko Consortium wwws.inasp.info/en/work/vakayiko/, a three year project working in Ghana,
South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe to build the capacity of policy makers to access, evaluate and use
evidence in policy-making. This interview was filmed during Evidence informed policy making training
course for Parliament of Ghana staff held in Afienya, near Accra, Ghana from 11th to 20th January 2016.
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