International Policy & Development Workshop with Andrew Lavali

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Join us for an International Policy & Development Workshop!

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Harris School of Public Policy and The Pearson Institute present an:

International Policy and Development Workshop with Andrew Lavili.

This workshop will examine governance, civic engagement, and corruption in the context of Sierra Leone and weak states more broadly.

The following topics and case studies will be presented:

  • Building Feedback Loops Between Citizens and Government in Weak States
  • Citizen’s Performance Tracker in Post-election Context
  • Building a Values-based Coalition in a Highly Corrupt Context
  • Corruption Stops With Us: Ending Bribery for Traffic Offenses

PART I (12:30 - 2:00 pm)

  • Session 1 & 2
  • Lunch Provided

PART II (2:30 - 4:30 pm)

  • Session 3 & 4
  • Light Snacks Provided

The workshop is two-part and open to Harris Public Policy students only. Please register for the sections you are able to attend. Seating is limited. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please cancel your ticket via Eventbrite.

Note: This content is independent of the Pearson Lunch and Learn with Andrew Lavali being held on December 5th.

About Andrew Lavali

Andrew Lavali is the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Governance Reform (IGR), local research and evidence-based advocacy think tank in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Over the last 18 years, Mr. Lavali has tried to understand how political incentives shape institutional performance, especially in fragile state contexts, and has actively organized communities and civil society to constructively engage institutional leaders on issues of accountability, social inclusion, and resource allocation.

He has worked extensively on many donor and self-funded initiatives promoting trust between the state and citizens to create foundations for productive dialogue and has, in this process, managed institutional reforms and capacity building of parliament, government ministries, departments and agencies, local government bodies, chieftaincy institutions, election management bodies, and civil society. His current and recent efforts have focused on:

  • Quantifying the Cost of Corruption in Sierra Leone (current)
  • Tracking Public Expenditure in Health, Education and Agriculture (2019) and engaging government institutions and civil society on the uptake of research results.
  • Working with 720 groups to produce a Citizens Manifesto which summarised and brought in citizens priorities to the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections agenda.
  • Working with a consortium on the project to conduct a series of studies on Deepening Democracy in Sierra Leone: Citizen’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Towards Politics and Elections (2018).
  • Working with MPs and constituents to produce Cost of Politics Papers to understand the political pressures that make parliament unaccountable, and to understand the drivers of Violence and Divisions in Sierra Leone (2016).
  • Producing a Service Delivery Index (SDI) for Health, Education, Water and Sanitation in MP Constituencies and Local Councils – A Citizen’s Monitoring Initiative of Ebola Recovery Investments (2015).
  • Working with 149 paramount chiefs to produce and sign-off a Code of Ethics and Service standards for Paramount Chiefs (2013).

Some of Andrew’s work has also focused on program design and evaluations and provided coaching and mentoring to community-based organizations and CSO networks.

Questions? Please contact our Assistant Director of Events, Kellee Dawkins.

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Chicago, IL 60637

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