Desmond Davies talks to Omar Siedu on the role of research in informing government policies. Omar Siedu is the Head of Demographic Statistics and Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals at the Ghana Statistical Service. The interview was recorded during the African Evidence Informed Policy Forum event held between 6 and 7th March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The forum was jointly organised by the Think Tank Initiative and the Mastercard Foundation and coordinated in partnership with the African Leadership Centre. Technical production was done by Big City limited.