The launch of Research to Action is set to take place to coincide with the 3ie workshop on Policy Influence and Monitoring hosted by CommsConsult on the 25th September at the Academy for Innovation and Research (AIR), Tremough Campus, Cornwall. Participants will convene for a series of discussions structured around one key two part question:
How should policy influence be defined and measured?
Participants have been invited from a range of development and research organisations including Gamos, Development Initiatives, CABI and Exeter University. The afternoon will be an opportunity for practitioners in the research communication community to share knowledge and discuss issues around research engagement.
The workshop coincides with a weeklong convention of delegates involved in the Policy Influence Monitoring (PIM) project, a three year global project funded by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) designed to monitor and evaluate the policy influence of independent evaluations being conducted across Africa, South and South East Asia and Latin America.
The 3ie PIM consortium is led by the Overseas Development Institute(ODI) in partnership with three regional organisations: CommsConsult in the UK and Zimbabwe, the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) in Sri Lanka, and the Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) in Argentina.
With a broad and diverse guest list Tuesday afternoon promises to produce some interesting ideas and innovative ways of approaching policy influence.
Here is a sneak preview of the R2A launch presentation:
Follow discussions throughout next week on Twitter @Research2Action, #3iePIM