The four case studies cover:
- The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill in Uganda
- Reform of chieftancy in Sierra Leone
- Decongestion in Accra, Ghana
- The debate on genetically-modified organisms in Zambia
The synthesis report frames the studies in the broader debate on research-based evidence and policy and the implications for research uptake models, including the need for greater understanding and responsiveness to the politically charged nature of policy debates.